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Condemnation proceeding

Tilton v. Reclamation Dist. No. 800

A California appellate court upholds the dismissal of property owners' claims against a reclamation district for property damage caused by breached levees. The owners' takings claims fail because under California law, the defective...

Cathedral City Redevelopment Agency v. Stickles

A court affirms a trial court judgment condemning three residential rental properties for redevelopment purposes in a quick take eminent domain proceeding. In quick take eminent domain proceedings, the date of valuation of the property...

Alameda, County of v. Superior Court of Alameda

A court orders a lower court to grant a county's motion to dismiss on ripeness grounds an inverse condemnation action brought by a land developer. The developer argued that a land use regulation, as applied to its property, constituted...

Escondido Union Sch. Dist. v. Casa Suenos de Oro, Inc.

A California appellate court affirmed a $495,850 judgment awarded to a developer in an eminent domain action concerning two parcels of land, each containing a manufactured home. The manufactured homes were "improvements pertaining to...

San Diego, City of v. Barratt Am., Inc.

A California appellate court, in an eminent domain action concerning the valuation of property to be used in a highway project, held that a trial court correctly precluded the city's valuation method of the taken property. The city...

San Diego Metro. Transit Dev. Bd. v. RV Communities

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court judgment in a condemnation action awarding a recreational vehicle (RV) park compensation for property taken by eminent domain, additional property taken by inverse condemnation, a...

Mt. San Jacinto Community College Dist. v. Superior Court of Riverside

A California appellate court held that for determining just compensation in a "quick" take eminent domain action, the date of valuation should be the date a deposit of probable compensation was made rather than the date of trial on the...

Regents of the Univ. of Cal. v. Sheily

A California appellate court held that a dentist was not entitled to compensation for loss of goodwill as a result of a state university's condemnation of property in which the dentist held a leasehold interest. The constitutional right...

Hammond v. Madera, County of

The court holds that a California county, as a public entity and holder of the power of eminent domain, did not act in good faith when it entered private property to build improvements and thus must fully compensate the landowners for...