Last week, we give a brief overview of the new published California Court of Appeal decision in City of Gardena v. Rikuo Corporation (Feb. 7, 2011). For anyone interested in a more detailed explanation of the City of Gardena case, you can read our E-Alert, "Court Dismisses Appeal Arising From Stipulated Eminent Domain Judgment."
The case is probably worth a read for all of us in the right-of-way industry, as the decision serves as an important reminder for public agencies and property owners to carefully document eminent domain settlements, especially where additional actions ...
Most eminent domain cases don't proceed to a full-blown jury trial. Rather, most get settled somewhere along the way, and those settlements often come in the form of a stipulated judgment. In most of those cases, nothing more happens. The agency pays the judgment, obtains a final order of condemnation, and all parties move on with their lives.
But sometimes, the judgment itself isn't the end of the story. And in City of Gardena v. Rikuo Corporation (Feb. 7, 2011), the parties still had to deal with ongoing environmental remediation issues long after their stipulated judgment was ...
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