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EDPL Section 701

The Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed an award of $799,627 for reimbursement of legal and appraisal fees pursuant to Section 701 of the Eminent Domain Procedure Law.  The award followed a trial where the City of New York valued the Staten Island vacant land condemned at $611,000.  Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Levi, P.C. representing the claimant, Yeshivas Ch’San Sofer, obtained $3,165,513 after trial.  Matter of Oakwood Beach Bluebelt (Yeshivas Ch’San Sofer), ___ AD3d ___ (Sept. 13, 2023). Eminent Domain Procedure Law (EDPL), § 701, was amended to provide that when… read more

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We previously wrote about the physical wall that is to be constructed between the United States and Mexico.  The immediate construction was authorized by Presidential Order on January 25, 2017.  President Trump is asking Congress for $4.1 billion through next year to start construction.  The estimated cost to build the wall ranges from $20 billion to $70 billion. Building the structure will require acquiring private property through eminent domain.  This is not a popular idea anywhere, least of all in Texas.  According to the South Texas Property Rights Association which… read more

Posted in Attorneys' Fees, Border Wall, Landowner Lawsuits, Property Rights
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