Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure

​This useful guide to the law of eminent domain in Florida explains condemnation proceedings from both the condemnee's and condemnor's perspective.

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When can government "take" private property for a "public" purpose? Can private property owners obtain restitution for partial takings and business damages? This manual is a comprehensive treatment of current legal practice, including detailed review of proceedings from both the condemnor's and condemnee's perspective. In addition to updated rules, statutes and recent case law, the latest edition offers.

  • Additional case law on:
    • Expert testimony, including cases discussing the Daubert standard for admission of expert testimony
    • Inverse condemnations, including recent United States Supreme Court decisions
    • The Bert Harris Act
    • Attorney's fees for both "benefits achieved" and supplementary proceeding awards
    • What constitutes a compensable taking
  • Mediation - New forms (Motions) in the Mediation chapter, and additional discussion about providing constructions plans et al. prior to mediation and incorporating those plans into the mediation agreement. Also, special considerations in mediation for design-build projects
  • Extensive discussion on the recent amendments to the Bert Harris Act, including changes to the ability to recover attorney's fees.
  • Discussion of the free speech implications in the exercise of property rights, specifically as to residential architectural design.

The 12th Edition ISBN was 9781663320544.

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Table of contents

 Chapter 1.  Introduction
D. Tobyn DeYoung

Chapter 2.  Power Of Eminent Domain
Paul D. Bain and W. Campbell McLean

Chapter 3.  Public Purpose Doctrine
S. Cary Gaylord and A. J. Jim Spalla

Chapter 4.  Necessity For The Taking
Lorena H. Ludovici

Chapter 5.  Initiating Condemnation Lawsuit By Condemnor
Prineet D. Sharma and Andrew DeNering

Chapter 6.  Procedural And Substantive Defenses, And Defensive Pleadings
Gregory S. Rix and Summer E. DeGel

Chapter 7.  Order Of Taking
D. Tobyn DeYoung, Thomas Goldstein,and Jim Helinger, Jr.

Chapter 8.  Pretrial Procedures And Preparation For Trial Or Settlement
Thomas P. Callan and Dean R. DiRose

Chapter 9.  Compensation
Brian P. Patchen and John C. Lukacs, Sr.

Chapter 10.  Eminent Domain Mediation
Joe W. Fixel, William A. Fixel, and Jim Helinger, Jr.

Chapter 11.  Trial
Charles S. Stratton, Joshua S. Stratton, and Robert S. Yerkes

Chapter 12.  Jury Instructions
Hon. Andrea Teves Smith and Andrew G. Diaz

Chapter 13.  Posttrial Procedure
John W. Little III

Chapter 14.  Inverse Condemnation
S. William Moore and Ryan C. Reese

Chapter 15.  Appeals
Raymond Thomas (Tom) Elligett, Jr., Amy S. Farrior, and Shirley T. Faircloth

Chapter 16.  Tax Considerations In Eminent Domain Proceedings
Bradley R. Gould and Owen Evans

Chapter 17.  Distinctions Between Florida And Federal Practice
Blake H. Gaylord

Chapter 18.  Benefits And Allowances Under Federal And State Programs
Joseph Bracken and D. Mark Natirboff

Chapter 19.  Environmental Concerns
Darrell W. Payne, John J. McNally, and Carl Eldred

Chapter 20.  Statutory Private Property Rights Protection
Roberto M. Vargas

Chapter 21.  Constitutional Protection Of Property Rights
Joanne M. O'Connor