When a property owner suffers damage as a result of the actions of a public agency or public improvement, the owner typically pursues typical tort causes of action against the agency, along with a claim for inverse condemnation. While liability for the tort claims is decided by a jury, liability for inverse condemnation is determined by a judge. So what happens when both claims are pursued simultaneously -- should the judge rely on the jury’s determination of causation, or should the judge make his or her own findings?
Recently in Amedee Geothermal Venture I v. Lassen Municipal ...
There was both good and bad news this month for San Francisco’s planned Central Subway Project. Earlier in the month, the Federal Transit Administration issued its approval which permits San Francisco to begin the final design stage of its $1.6 billion subway which will ultimately link AT&T Park with Chinatown.
To secure the necessary right-of-way, San Francisco's Department of Public Works recently notified 12 retailers along Stockton Street that their minor encroachment permits, authorizing them to occupy City-owned sub-sidewalk space, will be revoked. They ...
Kaleene Kenning's October 3, 2009 article, "Furniture on the Outside," explains that the historic site was purchased by the Patels in 1964 for $400,000, but when the Redevelopment Agency came knocking, they wouldn't sell for less than $7 million. The Redevelopment Agency's $3.25 million offer was not accepted and an eminent domain action was filed. The owners were eventually awarded ...
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