Calif. Court Revives Landowner's $2M Eminent Domain Suit

Law360, New York (May 17, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT) -- A state appeals court on Wednesday nixed a California city's victory in an eminent domain fight with a property owner claiming more than $1.8 million in damages, saying a jury should have been allowed to consider the property owner's evidence.

In a published opinion, the appeals panel found that the lower court had erred in granting Livermore, Calif.'s petition for eminent domain in limine without allowing property owner Dennis Baca to present evidence showing the effects that the more than 15,000-square-foot taking would have on his...
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