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Eminent Domain Decision: Award of Litigation Expenses Requires an Actual Trial

Shortly before an eminent domain trial, a government agency and a property owner exchange a statutory final offer and final demand. The statute’s sole purpose is to encourage settlement before trial, providing a carrot (to the property owner) and a stick (to the condemning agency).  If the matter fails to settle before trial, the owner can … Continue Reading
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