Development in Path of Cape Fear Bridge Could Lead to Seizure and Demolition

Cape Fear Bridge

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is no longer able to freeze development in the path of the Cape Fear Crossing bridge—and residential developments in the area could face seizure and demolition under eminent domain as a result. An article on the project appears here. The Map Act previously allowed NCDOT to freeze property…

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What Info to Bring to Your Attorney

What kinds of information will a lawyer want to see when I meet with them? When you meet with a lawyer regarding your eminent domain or land taking case what kinds of information will a lawyer want to see? The short answer is any and all documents that relate to the ownership, the maintenance, the…

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If My Business is Negatively Impacted by the Government’s Eminent Domain Acquisitions Can I be Compensated?

Yes, and no. Eminent domain typically only deals with the taking of real property- which includes land, buildings, permanent structures and improvements, and the access thereto.  The law typically does not compensate businesses directly for lost profits, revenues or interruptions of operations.  There are exceptions to this, however, so an experienced eminent domain land condemnation…

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What is a Negotiation Diary?

What is a negotiation diary of a right of way agent in a North Carolina DOT land taking case? In an eminent domain or land condemnation case involving the State of North Carolina, there is an important player called the right of way agent, or ROW agent. That person is North Carolina DOT’s representative who…

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Partial Taking vs. Complete Taking in an Eminent Domain Case

What is a partial taking versus a complete taking in a North Carolina Department of Transportation eminent domain case? When the State of North Carolina takes your land by eminent domain, or land condemnation for a public project, you will lose ownership of part or all of that land. In a partial taking, North Carolina…

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