Tag Archives: Appraisers

Join Nossaman at the Southern California Appraisal Institute’s Annual Litigation Seminar

On November 1, Nossaman Eminent Domain Partner Bernadette Duran-Brown will be Co-Chairing the Southern California Appraisal Institute’s 51st Annual Litigation Seminar.  Additionally, Ms. Duran-Brown will be joined by Brad Kuhn, Chair of Nossaman’s Eminent Domain & Valuation Practice Group, who will be participating in a panel discussion concerning Easement Valuation. The seminar will be held … Continue Reading

New Eminent Domain Opinion Discusses Admissibility Rules for Valuation Witnesses

One of the unique things about eminent domain cases is that a set of specific procedural rules govern the admissibility of valuation evidence at trial.  A new unpublished opinion from the Court of Appeal, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority v. Byun, explores some of the many things that can go wrong when a party ignores … Continue Reading

Eminent Domain Weekly Round-Up

Last week, we sent out a blog post with a number of quick updates on right-of-way-related issues making headlines across California.  Rick thought it would be a cool idea if we made this type of post a weekly habit, so here it goes (and, if it doesn’t work or happen every week, obviously blame Rick): City of Visalia Can’t … Continue Reading

New Court Decision Addresses Eminent Domain Issues

The California Court of Appeal issued an interesting unpublished decision yesterday addressing a number of eminent domain issues, ranging from right to take challenges, entitlement to goodwill, severance damages, and jury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 … Continue Reading

Follow up on Appraisal Institute Litigation Seminar

Yesterday, I spoke at the Appraisal Institute’s 42nd Annual Litigation Seminar.  As usual, it was a great event, well attended by many of the top eminent domain appraisers in Southern California.  I spoke about recent developments in a presentation entitled "Eminent Domain: Where Are We, and Where Have We Been?"  [PDF]  While I am confident that … Continue Reading

Southern California Eminent Domain Attorneys Discuss Proposed Changes to Los Angeles Eminent Domain Rules

Eminent domain lawyers who practice in Los Angeles County Superior Court are all familiar with LA County’s detailed local rules on eminent domain — “Chapter 16.”   Chapter 16 is the chapter in the Los Angeles County local rules that deals specifically with eminent domain, and it contains meticulous procedural rules for the conduct of condemnation cases in Los Angeles. Key … Continue Reading

CLE International Two-Day Eminent Domain Conference in San Francisco

On November 16-17, CLE International is holding one of the biggest eminent domain events of the year, its 11th Annual Conference, Eminent Domain:  Appraisal to Appeal.  The conference is being held at the Stanford Court hotel.  Registration is currently open. Many top eminent domain attorneys and appraisers are scheduled to make presentations.  I am speaking with my … Continue Reading
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