Legal Challenge to Ameren power line in appeal

  A state appeals court is listening to a request for the route of a high-voltage American transmission line to be reconsidered. More than 400 public comments on the proposed route were filled with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Opponents are arguing that the high voltage line will hurt property values, interfere with framing and … Continue reading “Legal Challenge to Ameren power line in appeal”

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Legal Challenge to Ameren power line in appeal

  A state appeals court is listening to a request for the route of a high-voltage American transmission line to be reconsidered. More than 400 public comments on the proposed route were filled with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Opponents are arguing that the high voltage line will hurt property values, interfere with framing and … Continue reading “Legal Challenge to Ameren power line in appeal”

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Chesapeake Bypass Project Still on the Radar

  The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will apply for $65 million, the funding necessary to complete the Chesapeake Bypass.  The Chesapeake Bypass has been on the radar of development leaders for the past 25 years.    ODOT has already acquired 14 parcels, 11 of which had homes on them, and has spent approximately $1,578,805.  … Continue reading “Chesapeake Bypass Project Still on the Radar”

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Control Your Legal Expenses by Considering a Contingency Fee

  Many of our clients are concerned about paying legal fees in an eminent domain action.  That is why Sever Storey has provided contingency fee arrangements for its eminent domain clients.  A contingency fee is simple, easy and cost effective for most clients.  In a contingency fee arrangement our firm will only be paid if … Continue reading “Control Your Legal Expenses by Considering a Contingency Fee”

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Fight the Power

  One of our clients is putting up a fight against a taking!  This was part of an ad campaign that he put together to develop community support. Our law firm will provide free consultations to any landowner who is being impacted by eminent domain or inverse condemnation. As experienced eminent domain attorneys we have … Continue reading “Fight the Power”

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Ruling Expected March 8 on South Suburban Airport Land Acquisition

A Will County judge will determine Friday whether IDOT has the ability to acquire land for the proposed South Suburban Aiport  via condemnation lawsuits. The Barbour family, owners of $3.9 million of real estate in the proposed blueprint of the long anticipated, much disputed South Suburban Airport, have challenged IDOT’s authority to acquire land due … Continue reading “Ruling Expected March 8 on South Suburban Airport Land Acquisition”

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Universities, Not Your Typical Condemnor

Tonny Storey from Sever Storey conducted oral arguments on a case Thursday that could have wide ranging application for Indiana State Educational Institutions (i.e. universities). First a little background! Several years ago, Ball State Univeristy embarked on a grand adventure to construct McKinley Commons–a 100,000 square foot facility featuring student housing, a full service hotel, … Continue reading “Universities, Not Your Typical Condemnor”

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Eminent Domain and Business Relocation Part 2

Thanks again to Martyn Daniel eminent domain relocation specialist for the following.  Martyn can be reached at www.martyndanielllc.com or 425-398-5708. FEDERAL RELOCATION GUIDELINES for EMINENT DOMAIN (SUMMARY) Fixed Payments: Maximum $20,000 OR (you can itemize) Moving (no maximum amount with one exception):1. Transportation of personal property2. Packing, crating, unpacking, uncrating of personal property3. Disconnecting, dismantling, removing, … Continue reading “Eminent Domain and Business Relocation Part 2”

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Business Relocation Often Fails Without Crucial Advice

Eminent domain landowner attorneys at Sever Storey were recently treated to an exclusive presentation by eminent domain business relocation specialist Martyn Daniel from MartynDaniel, LLC.  Here is some Q and A from our meeting: Q:  Do business fail a lot in relocation? A:  Absolutely.  A national study indicated that failure rates of business who are … Continue reading “Business Relocation Often Fails Without Crucial Advice”

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States Move to Limit Eminent Domain

STATES LOOKING TO LIMIT POWERS OF EMINENT DOMAIN Recent legislative activity in a handful of states is moving in common direction. Representatives from multiple states are fighting to limit the power to exercise the use of eminent domain in the States of North Carolina, Arkansas, Montana and Idaho. As we have noted in a previous … Continue reading “States Move to Limit Eminent Domain”

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Every time I meet a new client, one of the first things they want to know is if the offer made for their property is fair.

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POWER & PIPELINES

Many of our clients are concerned about paying legal fees in an eminent domain action.

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ROAD & REDEVELOPMENT TAKINGS

They say that moving is one of the most stressful things in your life. Imagine the stress and anxiety if you are forced to move...

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Before going alone against the State let us give you our opinion. It is our pledge that we will provide a free case review for any individual or business facing eminent domain or condemnation. Contact us now at 888-318-3761

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