I wanted to provide a quick update on some things about which we've reported over the past few months:
1. Los Angeles Unified School District v. Casasola (2010) 187 Cal.App.4th 189
In Court Blurs Line Between Goodwill and Relocation Benefits, we reported on the Casasola decision, which expanded upon the earlier decision in Redevelopment Agency of the City of Emeryville v. Arvery Corporation (1992) 3 Cal.App.4th 1357 to hold that business owners cannot recover as lost business goodwill anything that falls within the scope of the Relocation Act, whether or not the losses are actually ...
According to an article in the Press Democrat, "City moves toward eminent domain for Hwy. 101 interchange," the City of Petaluma is contemplating the use of eminent domain to acquire property necessary for the Highway 101-East Washington interchange expansion.
The impacted parcels include the land behind the Raley's shopping center, the K-mart center, and vacant land owned by Regency, which is planning a Target shopping center. While the City intends to continue negotiations, once again it sounds as if project funding is pushing the eminent domain process.
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