Tag Archives: Utilities

Municipal Condemnation of Privately Held Utilities Continues to be a Hot Issue, but at what Cost?

In January, I spoke at a conference in Austin about efforts by municipalities to condemn privately-held utility companies.  At the time, I figured it would be a one-off presentation on a pretty niche issue, even for eminent domain attorneys.  But next month, I’ll be speaking on a variation of that topic at CLE International’s 2016 Eminent … Continue Reading

National Eminent Domain Webinar: Join Us on December 1

Want the scoop on what future challenges local government agencies face with respect to eminent domain and redevelopment?  Want to hear from some of the most well-recognized eminent domain attorneys across the nation?  Want to get some CLE credit?  Want to get all your questions answered?  Want to do it all from your desk, in a short one-and-a-half hour … Continue Reading

California Court of Appeal Confirms Valuation Method for Private Utilities in Public Rights-of-Way

A new published California court of appeal decision may be important for private utility companies with respect to the valuation of their possessory interests in public rights-of-way for property tax assessment purposes.  The case, Charter Communications Properties v. County of San Luis Obispo, provides that when assessing the fair market value of a utility’s possessory … Continue Reading

Report on IRWA Chapter 67’s Renewable Energy Seminar

Yesterday, I chaired the International Right of Way Association Chapter 67 (Orange County) spring seminar, focused on the interrelationship between renewable energy, right-of-way acquisitions, and eminent domain.  It was a great success.  For those of you who were in attendance — or for those of you that missed the seminar but would like a recap — all of the speakers were generous … Continue Reading

May 11 IRWA Seminar on Renewable Energy, Eminent Domain Issues

On May 11, Chapter 67 of the IRWA (Orange County) is hosting a half-day seminar focused on the interrelationship between renewable energy, right-of-way acquisitions, and eminent domain.  If tying renewable energy to eminent domain sounds like a bit of a stretch, you apparently haven’t been following all the recent news about the struggle to entitle and … Continue Reading

Mojave Water Agency to Use Eminent Domain for Acquisition of Victorville Properties

Earlier this year, Nossaman sent out an E-Alert providing a status update on the use of federal stimulus dollars for California infrastructure projects.  Here on the blog, we’ve also recently reported on water-related property rights issues grabbing news headlines.  A recent Mojave Water Agency project — backed by federal stimulus dollars — ties the two topics together.     … Continue Reading
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