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April 12, 2017

History of Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is the power given to or by the government to take possession of private property without the consent of the owner. This includes both residential and commercial property...
April 19, 2017

Billboard Valuations

Determining the value of billboards can be a complex process, especially with reference to eminent domain. It must be handled in a unique way and should be completed by an appraiser...
June 17, 2017

Missouri Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of Landowners Against Economic Development

In 2013, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled in favor of Alicia Seabaugh and Velma Jackson, two landowners in Scott County, Missouri, who fought to keep property that the Southeast Missouri...
June 17, 2017

Virginia Farmer Wins Case in Eminent Domain Lawsuit against Virginia Department of Transportation

A case in 2011 proves that farmers can win against government agencies that use the power of eminent domain for projects. Edd Jennings was a farmer in Wythe County who suffered damages...