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California Supreme Court Provides Rare Update on Inverse Condemnation Doctrine    08/16/2019
Landmark Legislation Creates New Wildfire Fund and Overhauls California's Approach to Catastrophic Wildfires   07/12/2019
"Reconsidering strict liability in light of recent California wildfires"   06/11/2019
New Tools and Sweeping Changes Proposed in Draft Wildfire Commission Report    05/30/2019
"Highest and Best Use At Odds"   04/01/2019
Final Rule Amends FHWA, FTA and FRA Regulations to NEPA and Section 4(f)   11/20/2018
"Revisiting Standard Lease Provisions"   10/01/2018
Governor Brown Signs Legislation on Wildfire Prevention and Recovery   09/24/2018
"Under the Influence"   07/06/2018
"The Art of Easements"   09/15/2017
"The Art of Easements: Crafting an Easement that is Just Right"   06/13/2017
"Settlement Techniques for Eminent Domain Litigation: Money Isn't Everything"   04/25/2017
California to Consider Significant Change to Eminent Domain Law Regarding a Condemnee's Right to Recover Litigation Expenses   02/21/2017
"Are Reasonable Attorney Fees a Constitutional Requirement?"   01/26/2017
"The Legal Aspects of Easements"   11/09/2016
"The Intersection of Environmental Due Diligence, Condemnation and Valuation"   10/21/2016
"Legal Aspects of Easements"   09/08/2016
Judge, not Jury, Must Consider the Constitutionality of a Dedication Requirement and Whether it Qualifies as a "Project Effect"   08/29/2016
Nossaman Eminent Domain and Valuation Partners Brad Kuhn and Rick Rayl Author Law360 Article   08/24/2016
California Supreme Court Upholds Right of Entry Statutes, but "Reforms" them to Comply with Constitution   08/01/2016
"What You Need to Know About Rights of Entry"   07/08/2016
Homeowners Cannot Recover for Blocked Views of Hollywood Sign   04/28/2016
Right of Entry Statutes Are Back in Business – For Now   11/20/2015
Open Questions About New Calif. Redevelopment Bill   09/29/2015
Governor Signs AB2 Which Will Allow the Creation of Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities   09/25/2015
Part & Parcel   08/20/2015
California Supreme Court Holds Facial Challenge to Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance Subject to Deferential Standard of Review   06/16/2015
Court of Appeal Explains How the Language in the Resolution of Necessity Impacts Eminent Domain Trials   06/15/2015
"How Early Acquisition Can Minimize Risks and Reduce Costs"   06/14/2015
How One Misstep Resulted in a $2.5 Million Lesson   06/08/2015
Agencies Cannot Make Conditional Final Offers of Just Compensation in Condemnation Actions   06/01/2015
When Public And Private Projects Collide   05/29/2015
When It Comes to Property Acquisitions and Private Development, Timing May Be Everything   05/27/2015
Court Clarifies Rules for Recovery of Attorneys' Fees in Eminent Domain Actions   05/04/2015
Scope Of Calif.'s Mello-Roos Now Includes Eminent Domain   04/22/2015
Mello-Roos May Be Used to Fund Condemnation Action of Private Utility Provider   04/17/2015
2014 Eminent Domain Year in Review & 2015 Forecast   03/06/2015
A Closer Look At T-Mobile V. Roswell   02/03/2015
U.S. Supreme Court Holds in Favor of Cell Tower Siting Applicants   01/16/2015
Greater Guidance Comes To Calif. For Land Appraisals   09/05/2014
Court Provides Guidelines on Valuing Natural Resources in Eminent Domain Proceedings   08/25/2014
How Untimely Service Can Be Deadly To Your Takings Claim   08/07/2014
Winning on Direct and Cross Examination   05/16/2014
When We Need It Now – Multi Parcel Acquisition Programs   05/15/2014
Recent Trends in Eminent Domain -- And What To Expect Next   04/03/2014
Ruling May Put the Brakes on Some CEQA Investigations   03/31/2014
Precondemnation "Right of Entry" Statutes Challenged as Unconstitutional Takings   03/21/2014
2013 Eminent Domain Year in Review & 2014 Forecast   03/20/2014
Shifting the Date of Value for Public Agency Acquisition Appraisal Assignments   03/17/2014
Rails-to-Trails Decision: Supreme Court Holds that Government Does Not Retain Reversionary Interest   03/12/2014
Practitioner Guidance: Managing Legal Risks in the NEPA Process for Transportation Projects   02/01/2014
Proportionality, Nexus Don't Matter If It's Not a Taking   01/31/2014
Government Need Not Satisfy Nexus and Proportionality Tests if Dedication Requirement Does Not Otherwise Constitute a Taking   01/29/2014
California High Court Clarifies Scope of Mitigation Fee Act   10/30/2013
"Eminent Domain Update: Cases, RDA Dissolution, and Underwater Mortgages"   10/02/2013
"Redevelopment's Future in California"   09/12/2013
Precondemnation Vs. De Facto: A Cautionary Tale   09/11/2013
A Cautionary Tale on Alleging Precondemnation Damages Versus a De Facto Taking   09/04/2013
Sometimes A Taking Is Not Really 'Taking'   08/30/2013
"Regulatory Takings Claims in California: Advice For Practitioners And Government Agencies"   08/19/2013
Judge Or Jury? A Critical Eminent Domain Question Answered   08/16/2013
In Eminent Domain Proceedings, the Likelihood and Constitutionality of a Dedication is a Jury Determination   08/13/2013
Sometimes a Taking is Not a "Taking"   08/02/2013
The Grapes Of Wrath Crack High Court Precedent   06/18/2013
The Grapes of Wrath: U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Takings Claim Can be Raised as an Affirmative Defense to Enforcement Action Against Raisin Handlers   06/12/2013
Temporary Regulatory Takings Do Exist In Calif.   05/22/2013
Temporary Regulatory Takings Do Exist in California!   05/16/2013
Condemn Now, CEQA-Compliance Later? Maybe   04/29/2013
Condemn Now, CEQA-Compliance Later? OK. Maybe…   04/19/2013
"Acquiring Right-of-Way"   04/16/2013
"Dry Canyon: So Long Cost to Create Method?"   02/20/2013
Big Year for Published Eminent Domain Decisions   01/15/2013
2012 Eminent Domain Year in Review & 2013 Forecast   01/10/2013
Eminent Domain Opinions Focus on 'Just Compensation'   01/04/2013
The Cross-Fire Continues Over the Judge's Role in Limiting Appraisal Opinions in Eminent Domain Cases   12/28/2012
Options, Agreements, and Prior Appraisals: Admissibility Issues in Eminent Domain Trials   12/17/2012
Court Decision on Loss of Goodwill Results in Sour Grapes for Business Owners   11/29/2012
"Perils in Prejudgment Possession: From Impasse to Construction"   11/02/2012
When Adopting a Resolution of Necessity, Can Failing to Consider a Substitute Condemnation Constitute a Gross Abuse of Discretion?   09/24/2012
Options, Agreements, and Prior Appraisals: Admissibility Issues in Eminent Domain Trials   08/16/2012
"Going Forward Without a CRA"   05/20/2012
"Exhibits That Work: Technology v. Traditional"   04/27/2012
"Multi-Parcel Acquisitions & Case Studies"   04/24/2012
"Not Just Another End of Redevelopment Story"   04/18/2012
The "Unpreservation" of the Base Year Value Transfer Under Threat of Eminent Domain   03/30/2012
"Everything You Need to Know About Appraisals for Litigation"   03/21/2012
Court Clarifies Rules Concerning Litigation Expenses in Eminent Domain   03/08/2012
Court Clarifies Rules Concerning Litigation Expenses in Eminent Domain   03/05/2012
The State of Eminent Domain for the New Year   01/23/2012
2011 Eminent Domain Year in Review   01/18/2012
Regulatory Takings Claim: A Rare Win for Property Owners   01/12/2012
"Supreme Court Upholds Elimination of Redevelopment in California - Now What?"   01/11/2012
It's the End of Redevelopment as We Know It   01/04/2012
"Supreme Court Upholds Elimination of Redevelopment in California - Now What?"   01/04/2012
It's the End of Redevelopment as We Know It   12/30/2011
Supreme Court Upholds Elimination of Redevelopment in California   12/29/2011
Court of Appeal Upholds Regulatory Takings Decision Under Penn Central Test   12/16/2011
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Future of Redevelopment   11/11/2011
"Expert Engagement Contract Overview Strategies for Larger Acquisition Valuation Assignments"   11/10/2011
"The Death (and Rebirth?) of Redevelopment"   10/25/2011
Redevelopment Remains in Limbo   08/18/2011
Redevelopment Remains in Limbo Following Supreme Court Order and Partial Stay   08/16/2011
Whose Business Goodwill Is It?   06/16/2011
Whose Business Goodwill Is It?   06/10/2011
When Does an Access Impairment Result in a Compensable Taking?   06/03/2011
Precondemnation Damages: Putting Public Projects First   04/19/2011
Court Finds Agency's Acquisition Program Does Not Give Rise to Precondemnation Damages   04/14/2011
Redevelopment Agencies Live to See Another...Day?   03/17/2011
When a Stipulated Judgment Goes Awry   02/17/2011
Court Dismisses Appeal Arising From Stipulated Eminent Domain Judgment   02/16/2011
2010 Eminent Domain: Year in Review   01/24/2011
In the Midst of California's Budget Crisis, Redevelopment Agencies Are Fighting For Their Lives   01/24/2011
2010 Eminent Domain Year in Review   01/12/2011
9th Circuit Reverses Course on Rent Control   01/10/2011
Ninth Circuit Reverses Course: Rent Control Ordinance Does Not Constitute Regulatory Taking   12/29/2010
"The Effective Witness, Best Practices"   11/17/2010
"101 Ways to Get Your Agency in Hot Water: Trip-Ups and Traps That Can Snag Right-of-Way Agents, Appraisers, and Lawyers, Costing their Agency Clients Time and Money – and How to Avoid Them"   11/09/2010
Eminent Domain Case Clarifies Test for Determining Litigation Expenses   11/05/2010
New Eminent Domain Case Clarifies "Good Faith" Test for Determining Litigation Expenses   11/02/2010
"Regulatory Takings and the Effects of Guggenheim"   10/28/2010
"The Interrelationship Between Goodwill, Relocation, and Reestablishment"   10/26/2010
A Year in the Life of an Eminent Domain Blog   10/20/2010
"Everything You Were Never Taught About Litigation Appraisal –A Hands On Approach"   07/22/2010
Redevelopment Plan Invalidated For Insufficient 'Blight' Finding   06/22/2010
"How the Push Toward Renewable Energy Sources Will Impact Eminent Domain"   06/22/2010
Supreme Court Issues Much Anticipated Takings Decision – But What Was It?   06/21/2010
Court of Appeal Holds that a Condemnee is Not Always Entitled to Fair Market Value – But is That Really What the Court Means?   06/18/2010
Insufficient "Blight" Finding Results in Court of Appeal's Invalidating Redevelopment Plan   06/17/2010
Buyer Beware: Improper Sale Documentation Results In Waiver of Inverse Condemnation Claim   05/18/2010
Buyer Beware: Improper Sale Documentation Results in Waiver of Inverse Condemnation Claim   05/14/2010
"Renewable Energy – The Shift of Power"   05/11/2010
Eminent Domain Meets Renewable Energy - When Grandma's House Gets in the Way of Windmills   05/11/2010
Scope of Mechanic's Lien, Not a Clear Cut Question   03/31/2010
9th Circuit Revisits 2009 Trailer Park Opinion   03/23/2010
Regulatory Takings: The Ninth Circuit to Revisit its Guggenheim Opinion   03/16/2010
"Perils in Prejudgment Possession: What the Changes in Prejudgment Possession Rules Mean for Project Planners and Managers, Acquisition Agents, and Appraisers"   02/11/2010
"Perils in Prejudgment Possession: What the Changes in Prejudgment Possession Rules Mean for Project Planners and Managers, Acquisition Agents, and Appraisers"   02/10/2010
Eminent Domain: A Year's Highlights   01/21/2010
2009 Eminent Domain Year in Review   01/19/2010
Sea Level Rise and Coastal Boundary Lines – Consequences of Climate Change   12/17/2009
Erosion Control, or Coney Island South?   12/15/2009
"Eminent Domain: Where Are We, and Where Have We Been?"   11/18/2009
"Hot Legal Topics From the Perspective of an Agency Attorney and a Landowner Attorney"   10/20/2009
Adding Some Bite to the Bark   10/15/2009
Regulatory Takings: the Ninth Circuit Adds Some Bite to the Bark   10/12/2009
Do You Feel (Federally) Stimulated: Are Stimulus Dollars Really Having an Impact on California's Infrastructure?   09/15/2009
"Precondemnation Best Practices: Strategies and Steps to Avoid Unnecessary Costs and Delays"   09/09/2009
Court Holds Entitlement to Claim Lost Business Goodwill Depends on Causation, Not the Existence of a Written Lease   06/26/2009
"Property Acquisition, Appraisal, and Relocation in an Upside Down Market"   05/12/2009
"Valuation Issues in an Upside Down Market: The Legal Framework"   05/12/2009
Closing the Litigation Floodgates   04/07/2009
Court Limits Public Agencies' Liability for Flooding   03/27/2009
"Valuation Issues in a Depressed Market: How Market Conditions Impact Eminent Domain Practitioners"   03/24/2009
"Perils in Prejudgment Possession"   03/11/2009
"Everything You Were Never Taught About Litigation Appraisal – A Hands On Approach"   03/04/2009
Overly Broad Resolution of Necessity = Victory for Property Owner?   02/19/2009
2008 Eminent Domain Year in Review   01/29/2009
Court of Appeal Clarifies Narrow Scope of Regulatory Takings Claims   01/23/2009
Goodwill Hunting   01/02/2009
Appeals Court Says: Can't Backdoor Developer's Approach to Valuing Property by Calling it Business Goodwill Loss   12/12/2008
California Court of Appeal Opens The Door to Regulatory Takings Claims   11/03/2008
"What's New in Eminent Domain, and Why The First 30 Days Is More Likely Than Ever To Make Or Break Your Case"   10/28/2008
Sliding Into Home   10/17/2008
California Court of Appeal Opens the Door to Regulatory Takings Claims   10/08/2008
Court Holds that Physical Takings Standard Applies to Mandatory Diversion of Water for Species Protection   10/01/2008
Court of Appeal Rejects Effort to Extend Nollan and Dolan To Generally Applicable Legislative Zoning Decisions   09/17/2008
"Property Acquisition in the Shadow of Proposition 99"   08/07/2008
California Voters Pass Eminent Domain Reform Initiative   08/01/2008
"California Voters Pass Eminent Domain Reform Initiative - But Is There Any Real Reform?"   06/23/2008
Mitigation Fees May Balloon After California Appeals Court Decision   06/12/2008
"Eminent Domain 101: Where Are We and What Does the Future Hold?"   05/08/2008
Court of Appeal Reaffirms Hypothetical Damages Not Grounds for Just Compensation   03/10/2008
Date Of Value Rule Not As Bright Line As Intended   01/14/2008
Appeals Court Weighs in on Timing and Form of Relocation Claims   11/28/2007
"Use of New Technology – For Courtroom, Mediation, and Deposition"   11/28/2007
Court of Appeal Decision Helps Close Loophole in Eminent Domain Law   10/31/2007
In the Post-Kelo Eminent Domain War, Public Agencies Win Battle Concerning Valuation of Property Subject to Potential Dedication Requirement   08/17/2007
California Court of Appeal Approves of New Method to Value Business Goodwill in Eminent Domain Cases   08/09/2007
California Supreme Court Seeks to Clarify Roles of Judge and Jury in Eminent Domain Cases   07/31/2007
Court of Appeal Upholds Eminent Domain Law's Special Legal-Issues Motion Procedure   06/19/2007
"Use of New Technology"   06/05/2007
"Changing Eminent Domain: Five Laws vs. Proposed Initiative   10/25/2006
"Eminent Domain Reform Arrives in California Ahead of Election Day"   10/23/2006
"Proposition 90: A Practitioner's Perspective"   10/20/2006
Eminent Domain Reform Has Arrived In California   10/04/2006
"The Anderson Initiative: Will California's Eminent Domain Law Be Radically Changed?"   09/29/2006
"A Hard Rain’s Gonna (Maybe) Fall: How the Anderson Initiative (Prop. 90) Could Radically Change Public Acquisitions"   09/13/2006
"How Recent Case Law and Legislative Developments in Eminent Domain Will Impact You"   09/07/2006
California Supreme Court Rejects Inverse Condemnation Claims Based on Obstruction of View   08/22/2006
A Brave New World For Condemning Agencies: Coping with the Anderson Initiative and its Radical Redrawing of California Eminent Domain Law   07/10/2006
"Action, Reaction, Overreaction? - The Kelo Fallout and The Legislative Responses"   04/27/2006
Landmark Supreme Court Case Upholds Government’s Right to Seize Private Property for Economic Development   06/23/2005
"Trends in Redevelopment Law: A Review of Recent Cases on the Use of Eminent Domain by Redevelopment Agencies"   04/11/2005
"Valuation Issues in Eminent Domain"   10/28/2004
"Lessons to be Learned from the Tropicana Shopping Center, San Jose Parking and Other Recent Redevelopment Cases"   08/11/2004
"Challenges To The Right To Take: Theories and Practice"   06/14/2004
"Should Jurors Hear the Whole Story?"   02/18/2003
"Discoverability of Pre-Litigation Expert Appraisal Reports: The Consistent and the Dead "   02/01/2000


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