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Court Rejects Takings Claim Based on Temporary Prohibition of Mining

As we’ve reported in the past, temporary takings are compensable in California.  But such claims are not easy to prove, particularly when you’re dealing with the federal government imposing temporary regulations preventing use of property.  A recent case, Reoforce v. United States, demonstrates some of the hurdles an impacted property owner may face. In Reoforce, the … Continue Reading

Do Mineral Rights Have Value in Eminent Domain?

When eminent domain attorneys think of just compensation in the context of an eminent domain case, we’re typically thinking about the value of what we can see:  the dirt itself; and anything built on that dirt.  But every so often, a property’s real value lies not in what is on the surface, but what sits … Continue Reading

Canadian Company Seeking to Condemn Property in Nevada?

Last week was a fairly slow week for California eminent domain news, but I came across an article about a case that seems interesting enough to warrant a brief discussion, even if it has no direct application in California.  Fronteer Gold, apparently a Canadian-owned company with a division formed under Delaware law, is seeking to … Continue Reading
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