Eminent Domain Legal

Posted:
12/15/17
CRD Attorneys

Eminent Domain is the power of local, state or federal government agencies to take private property for public use so long as the government pays “just compensation.” The government can exercise its power of eminent domain even if the owner does not wish to sell his or her property. The Fifth Amendment of the United…

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
10/17/17
Joseph Dzida

The owners of land leased for, or potentially leasable for, billboard purposes may face challenges when their property is taken in eminent domain. This can involve sweetheart deals designed to avoid or minimize payment to the owners. For example, an owner of several acres of vacant land had six wooden billboards on it adjacent to,…

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
08/28/17
Joseph Dzida

Upcoming toll lane highway projects in San Bernardino and Riverside, California.

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
08/02/17
Joseph Dzida

In a 6-1 ruling last week the California Supreme Court decided that federal rail law does not usurp California’s tough environmental regulation for state-owned rail projects. This decision is hailed by environmental activist and opponents of the California’s high-speed rail project. So far there have been about a half a dozen lawsuits challenging environment impact reports…

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
05/24/17
Joseph Dzida

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority plans the addition of 33-mile express lanes in each direction between Los Angeles/San Bernardino county line and Ford Street in Redlands.

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
04/25/17
Joseph Dzida

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in partnership with Caltrans, is investing $455 million to improve I-15 between Cajalco Road and State Route 60 (SR-60).

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
04/10/17
Joseph Dzida

California lawmakers approved Thursday, April 6, revenue and spending plan (Senate Bill 1) worth 52.4 billion dedicated to road, bridge, freeway repairs, and transit projects over the next decade.

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
11/18/16
Joseph Dzida

The people of Los Angeles County approved Measure M. As a result of the revenue that would be generated from this proposition, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be able to implement the Long Range Transportation Plan.

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Joseph Dzida

Posted:
10/04/16
Joseph Dzida

As construction begins on the Costa Mesa Freeway (SR-55) in 2020, now is the time to prepare to protect your own interests.

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Posted:
09/12/16
Joseph Dzida

Earlier this year, the City of Los Angeles offered $2,000 to 75 individuals who owned part of the Los Angeles River channel in Elysian Valley. Why? When the City wished to construct a bike lane along the river, it discovered that individual property owners, and not the government, owned portions of the channel. It had…

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