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New Jersey Latest State to Consider Eminent Domain Limitations
The measure would provide added protections for homeowners whose properties may be condemned, while also providing a more straightforward development process for cities trying to develop areas.
posted 3/11/13 10:58 AM read complete story
NC House Passes Bill to Limit Eminent Domain
In an effort to limit government use of eminent domain, the North Carolina House of Representatives approved House Bill 8, which would prevent local governments from using eminent domain for the purpose seizing property for economic development by a private developer.
posted 2/22/13 10:46 AM read complete story
States Seeing Surge of Eminent Domain Legislation
Lawmakers in three states confront the political vagaries of eminent domain law as the new legislative sessions begin.
posted 2/8/13 11:26 AM read complete story
San Bernardino County Abandons Eminent Domain Plans
The plan called for investor group Mortgage Resolution Partners to acquire current but underwater mortgages using private capital to refinance them into new Federal Housing Administration mortgages.
posted 2/1/13 04:30 AM read complete story
New Push For Eminent Domain Mortgage Rescue
With the 2012 elections past and the Obama administration ensconced in the White House for a new term, the effort to apply the eminent domain concept to rescued troubled mortgages and keep homeowners in their homes gets a fresh boost in the community where it all began a year ago.
posted 1/24/13 5:03 PM read complete story
New Try At Eminent Domain Overhaul in Missouri
The move allows backers to begin petition drives to get sufficient voter signatures in six of the eight congressional districts before May 2014. The proposal is targeted for the November 2014 ballot.
posted 12/21/12 05:57 AM read complete story
Voters To Decide Eminent Domain Policy
Voters in Columbia, MO will decide whether to limit the city's power of eminent domain to acquire property for economic development and bar the city from using blight declarations as a first step toward acquiring property.
posted 11/30/12 1:32 PM read complete story
Virginia Tightens Limits on Use of Eminent Domain
Under the voter-approved constitutional amendment, Virginia localities face strict barriers before they can seize private property. The vote strengthens limits approved in the Virginia General Assembly in 2007.
posted 11/7/12 4:51 PM read complete story
Chicago Mayor Opposes Taking At-Risk Homes Via Eminent Domain
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) opposes a proposal made to the City Council that would allow the city to use eminent domain to take properties at risk of foreclosure and refinance the mortgages to prevent foreclosures. The California-based firm Mortgage Resolutions Partners visited the Chicago City ...
posted 8/15/12 7:03 PM read complete story
Maine Senate to Consider Bill Limiting Eminent Domain
Maine state Sen. Doug Thomas (R) is pushing legislation (LR-95) seeking a state constitutional amendment protecting property owners from eminent domain seizures leading to private development. Currently, the state authorizes local governments' use of eminent domain in cases of blight and for use b...
posted 8/14/12 5:14 PM read complete story
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