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Eminent Domain for Urban Revitalization Five Years After Kelo

Get the latest Emerging Issues Analysis on Kelo v. City of New London , 545 U.S. 469 (U.S. 2005) , the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that condemnation of non-blighted homes for retransfer for private urban redevelopment did not violate the Fifth Amendment's Public Use Clause. In...

Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – September 15th, 2011 Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Harvey Cedars v. Karan: Condemnation at the Shore and the Evolution of the Common Law

If you were a municipality that had to take action and condemn private property for the public good to avert disaster, before you got to court you would be particularly pleased to be able to say, "See, I told you so," pointing to an avoided calamity. When one New Jersey beachfront community...