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You have a third option: Sue the district for violating state or local law. There are lots of recent news stories about people doing just this and winning. The US Constitution Can't Help You: The school district is not violating your constitutional rights by installing lights at the stadium. The only constitutional protection remotely connected to your ...


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You need to call and find a lawyer right away. The first action will probably to get a court order to temporarily block the construction until the case can work through the courts. At the same time, find the list of all your legislative representatives including your senators (you'll have two), your Representative (You'll have one) and your state ...


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TL; DNR: 1) It is not clear which states gave railroads the power to seize property. It is clear that eminent domain has been used to take land for railroads in every state. However, not every railroad had the power to take land; some governments took the property and then gave it to the railroad. 2) No, railroads didn’t have to use easements because ...


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If a farmer had recently built a barn (within the past year) that cost 45,000 dollars (paid for from a loan), on a piece of property that was originally 10,000 dollars(not paid for from a loan), but the market only values the property with the barn at 35,000 dollars, is the government only responsible for paying the market value if they decide to ...


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Push comes to shove, the government can get away with paying a defensible fair market value, so the theoretical answer is "you get $35,000 and you owe the bank". But the practical answer is if the government lets push come to shove, they suck at eminent domain. Land acquisition has an overhead cost. That cost is considerable. If everyone plays their ...


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There are none Eminent domain is the doctrine that government can seize a person's property and convert it to public use. IP is just property and it can be acquired by government on the same basis that any other property can be. The 5th amendment requires that this requires payment of just compensation and that the appropriation is for public use (which is ...


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The market value of the land is rs. 100000. per marla. The government is paying rs. 80000. per marla as compensation. In theory, the government is supposed to pay the market value of the land and there is a legal process by which you can dispute the price that they offer. But, the market value of land is not a matter that can be measured with absolute ...


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