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The Trial of an Eminent Domain Claim in New York

An eminent domain case has special standing in New York Jurisprudence.  A condemnation taking is a forced sale of property.  The claim for damages arising from such a taking is constitutionally protected by both the United States and New York State Constitutions.  Because of the “despotic power” of eminent domain and the condemnor’s constitutional obligation to pay the full value of the property, the condemnor’s duty in eminent domain cases is not to win at all costs, but to do justice. Just as the Government’s interest in a criminal prosecution… read more

Posted in Eminent Domain, Litigation, New York
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Michael Rikon to Present on Cross Examination at ALI CLE Conference in San Francisco

Michael Rikon will be presenting on the “Cross Examining Appraisers: Taking Apart the Key Witness” at this year’s ALI CLE Eminent Domain and Land Value Litigation Conference. The Conference will be held at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco from February 5-7, 2015. Registration is now open by clicking here. What follows below is an advance look at Mr. Rikon’s comments and article he will share at the conference. His presentation will cover such topics as USPAP standards, prior appraisals, impeachment of the expert, and examining the appraiser’s sources. We hope… read more

Posted in Appraisers, Continuing Legal Education, Litigation, Published Articles, Speaking Appearances
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