I know our blog is called the California Eminent Domain Report -- implying we only cover eminent domain-related issues, but in actuality we cover anything valuation-related. After all, our group of attorneys is known as the Eminent Domain & Valuation Practice Group. With that said, an interesting value dispute has popped up, making its way to the California Supreme Court. This one deals with whether intangible assets should be included in one's property tax assessments, and we're looking forward to the Court's decision.
The case, Elk Hills Power v. California ...
The California Court of Appeal issued an interesting unpublished decision yesterday addressing a number of eminent domain issues, ranging from right to take challenges, entitlement to goodwill, severance damages, and jury instructions. The case, City of San Luis Obispo v. Hanson, garnered enough attention that several third parties filed Amicus briefs with the Court.
By way of background, the City of San Luis Obispo decided to realign a road partly in order to accommodate a newly approved Costco development. The realignment required right-of-way acquisition from a property ...
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