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Condemnation Law
City of Tulsa v. Raintree Estates Condominiums Homeowers Association

The City of Tulsa sued Raintree Estates I Condominiums Homeowners Association and others on eminent domain theories seeking to acquire by condemnation certain rights, title and interests in Defendants' properties located on the west side of South Yale Avenue south of 71st Street for street widening purposes.

The Court appointed Jan Gordan, Jim Clark and George O'Connor as commissioners to... More...
   $0 (11-09-2012 - OK)

Hanford-Southport, L.L.C. v. City of San Antonio

This is an appeal from a final judgment in a statutory condemnation case. See TEX. PROP. CODE ANN. § 21.011-.025 (West 2004 & Supp. 2012). In this appeal, appellant Hanford-Southport, LLC (“Hanford-Southport”) does not challenge the condemnation; rather, Hanford-Southport challenges the amount of the condemnation award. We affirm the trial court’s judgment.


The City... More...
   $0 (11-09-2012 - TX)

West Washington Properties, LLC v. California Department of Transportation

This case concerns an advertising display the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) found was in violation of the Outdoor Advertising Act, Business and Professions Code section 5200, et seq. (the Act).1 The owner of the display, West Washington Properties, LLC (West Washington), argued equitable estoppel and laches barred the agency from enforcing the Act, or formed the basis of an in... More...   $0 (11-05-2012 - CA)

Bashe Abdi Yousuf v. Mohamed Ali Samantar

For the second time in this case, we are presented with the question of whether Appellant Mohamed Ali Samantar enjoys immunity from suit under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 ("TVPA"), see Pub. L. 102-256, 106 Stat. 73 (1992), 28 U.S.C. § 1350 note, and the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"), see 28 U.S.C. § 1350. In the previous appeal, we rejected Samantar’s claim to statutory immunity und... More...   $0 (11-02-2012 - VA)

City of Boynton Beach v. Frank Janots

The City of Boynton Beach (the “City”) appeals the trial court’s denial of its motion to use proceeds from a taking to satisfy an outstanding code enforcement lien. We reverse.

The facts below are undisputed. Theodore Ryan owned two parcels of property within the City’s jurisdictional limits. One was his homestead property (“Parcel 1”), and one was a vacant lot (“Parcel 2”).... More...
   $0 (10-10-2012 - FL)

S. Fred Hall v. State of Oregon

2 The jury in this inverse condemnation case found that plaintiffs' property
3 had a fair market value of $4,000,000 before defendant's disputed activities and that these
4 activities--repeated statements to the general public and potential purchasers that
5 defendant intended to eliminate an I-5 interchange, thereby rendering plaintiffs' property
6 landlocked, and then acquire it ... More...
   $0 (10-03-2012 - OR)

Oscar Caldas v. Affordable Granite & Stone, Inc.

The issue before us is whether appellants, who were employees of a contractor that performed work pursuant to a municipal contract with the City of Minneapolis (City), may recover for the contractor’s alleged breach of a prevailing wage provision in the contract. Appellants Oscar Caldas, et al., were employed by respondent Affordable Granite & Stone, Inc. (AGS), to perform work at the Minneapoli... More...   $0 (09-26-2012 - MN)

Council of San Benito County Governments v. Hollister Inn, Inc.

This case involves two consolidated actions in eminent domain brought by the Council of San Benito County Governments (COG), a joint powers authority created under a joint powers agreement between the County of San Benito, the City of Hollister, and the City of San Juan Bautista, to acquire property for the Highway 25 Bypass Project. In the eminent domain proceedings, COG sought to condemn real pr... More...   $0 (09-19-2012 - CA)

State of Oklahoma, ex rel. Department of Transportation v. R. Alan Blaksley

State of Oklahoma, ex rel. Department of Transportation sued R. Alan Blaksley, et al. seeking to acquired by condemnation certain rights, title and interests in real property owned by Defendants for public use.

The nature and extent of the property taken and damages to the remainder is unknown.

The Court appointed three commissioners to independently assess the damages sustained... More...
   $86000 (09-18-2012 - OK)

The City of Oklahoma City v. Johnny Thompson

The City of Oklahoma City sued Johnny Thompson and Pam Thompson on a condemnation theory seeking to acquire by eminent domain certain rights, title and interests in real property owned by the Defendants.


On this 3rd day of August, 2O12,this cause coining on to be heard upon the Petition and Application of the Plaintiff for an Order Appointing Commis... More...
   $10300 (09-17-2012 - OK)

The Mansions in the Forest, L.P. v. Montgomery County, Texas

Montgomery County filed a petition in condemnation seeking to acquire portions of property owned by The Mansions in the Forest, L.P. (“The Mansions”) and The Estates-Woodland, L.P. (“The Estates”). The special commissioners found the fair market value of the property to be $345,215, and the trial court granted the County’s motion for writ of possession. Appellants objected to the award o... More...   $0 (09-06-2012 - TX)

Kay Davidson v. McLennan County Appraisal District

Kay Davidson, Richard Martin, and Michael Jones (the Retirees) had retired from employment with the McLennan County Appraisal District (MCAD). Since their retirement, MCAD had allowed them to participate in health insurance coverage through MCAD by timely paying their own premiums. They found out in 2010 that they would no longer be allowed to participate in MCAD’s health insurance program.
<... More...
   $0 (08-31-2012 - TX)

Pacific Bell Telephone Company v. Southern California Edison Company

Defendant Southern California Edison (“Edison”) appeals from the judgment entered against it following a bench trial in which the court ruled that Edison was liable to Pacific Bell Telephone Company (“Pacific Bell”) for just compensation in Pacific Bell‟s cause of action for inverse condemnation. We affirm.


The relevant facts of this appeal ar... More...
   $0 (08-30-2012 - CA)

Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. City of Cape Coral

Several years ago the City of Cape Coral began a construction project to rework an intersection. The plan required the expansion of an existing road into a public utility easement where Lee County Electric Cooperative ("LCEC") had placed its electric lines. Thus, LCEC was forced to relocate its lines to another public utility easement. The parties disagreed about which of them was responsible for ... More...   $0 (08-29-2012 - FL)

Specialized Freight Forwarders v. Dragone Classic Motorcars, Inc.

The defendant, Dragone Classic Motorcars, Inc., appeals from the judgment of the trial court in favor of the plaintiff, Specialized Freight Forwarders. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court (1) did not have subject matter jurisdiction over the case, (2) improperly determined that the plaintiff could recover against the defendant for shipping costs despite the fact that the term ‘‘frei... More...   $0 (08-27-2012 - CT)

ONEOK Gas Storage, LLC v. Hollie Etbauer

ONEOK Gas Storage, LLC sued Hollie Etbauer, Billing Etbauer, Trustees of the Hollie Etabuer Living Trust on an eminent domain theory seeking to acquired certain rights, title and interests in land owned by Defendants.

1. ONEOK Gas Storage, L.L.C. brings this action to condemn property owned by Hollie Etbauer and Billy Etbauer, Trustees of the Hollie Etbauer Living Trust dated August 9, 1994... More...
   $0 (08-22-2012 - OK)

Vieira Enterprises, Inc. v. City of East Palo Alto

Vieira Enterprises, Inc. (Vieira), a seller and installer of manufactured homes, filed mechanic‟s liens after the owners of two lots in the City of East Palo Alto (the City) failed to pay for its delivery and installation of two manufactured homes. Prior to the filing of the mechanic‟s liens, another party foreclosed on the properties and applied to the City of East Palo Alto‟s Building Serv... More...   $0 (08-20-2012 - CA)

Delcom Group, Inc. v. Dallas Independent School District

Delcom Group, LP appeals the trial court's orders granting the plea to the jurisdiction filed by Dallas Independent School District and denying Delcom's application for a temporary injunction to enjoin DISD and R.L.S. Interests, Inc. d/b/a Prime Systems, Inc. from disclosing and using Delcom's trade secrets. In three issues, Delcom contends DISD waived immunity by entering into a contract for digi... More...   $0 (08-19-2012 - TX)

The City of Houston, Texas v. Trail Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Wilson Oil Company

This is an inverse condemnation action in which Trail Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Wilson Oil Company (―Trail‖), and other plaintiffs (collectively ―appellees‖) sued the City of Houston, Texas (―the City‖), alleging that restrictions on the drilling of oil and gas wells in the area of Lake Houston constituted a compensable taking of their property rights.1 Each appellee owns a mineral inte... More...   $0 (08-09-2012 - TX)

State of Oklahoma, ex rel. Department of Transportation v. K & L Leasing, Inc.

¶1 Appellant, K&L Leasing Inc. (K&L), seeks review of the trial court's judgment, totaling $1,936.82, awarding costs to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) in the underlying condemnation action. K&L argues 69 O.S. 2001 §1203(e)(1) does not provide for costs against a party that withdraws its demand for a jury trial, in acceptance of the commissioners' award in a condemnation action.... More...   $0 (07-31-2012 - OK)

Thompson Farms v. Aurora County

Thompson Farms sued Aurora County on an inverse condemnation theory claiming that a 1998 change in the county's zoning laws that capped the number of animals allowed in a feeding operation constituted a taking on its land without just compensation.... More...   $600000 (07-28-2012 - SD)

Terrell Patton Youngblood, Jr. v. Angela Marie Fasick Youngblood

We previously affirmed the final order in this postjudgment family law proceeding. At that time, we remanded Angela Youngblood's motion for appellate attorney's fees to the circuit court to determine whether she was entitled to an award of fees and, if so, to award them in a reasonable amount. Pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.400(c), Terrell Youngblood seeks review of the court's ... More...   $0 (06-13-2012 - FL)

DCP Southern Hills Pipeline, LLC v. McClung D. Benbrook

Buffalo, Harper County, OK - DCP Southern Hills Pipeline, LLC sued McClung D. Benbrook on an eminent domain (condemnation) theory seeking to acquire certain rights, title and interest in real property owned by McClung for a pipeline.

06/07/2012 FILE & ENTER PETITION $150.00
OCIS $25.00
OK... More...
   $28000 (06-07-2012 - OK)

Nancy K. Alanis v. Edward F. Valdespino

Nancy K. Alanis sued Edward F. Valdespino and Strasburger & Price, LLP, asserting seven claims based on allegations that she was wrongfully deprived of payment of a portion of the proceeds awarded in a separate condemnation proceeding. Nancy also sued Artemio A. Alanis, Jr. for fraud and conversion based on the same allegations. Two claims were dismissed when Nancy failed to timely amend her plead... More...   $0 (05-23-2012 - TX)

Street Seafood, Inc. v. City of Wildwood

In this inverse condemnation action involving a property in a redevelopment zone, plaintiff appeals from a judgment in favor of defendant following a bench trial.1 Judge Michael Winkelstein found plaintiff's failure to file a redevelopment application for its property precluded its inverse condemnation claims and purported comments by individual municipal officials that no building permits would b... More...   $0 (05-18-2012 - NJ)

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