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Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure

‚ÄčThis 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.

  • A new section on takings by utilities under federal law; nuisance abatement; interstate pipeline condemnation in federal court; vagueness; and motions in limine, motions for summary judgment, and motions to strike
  • New material related to trial preparation, severance damages, easements, recurrent flooding, and regulatory takings
  • Rewritten sections on project development and the environment; expert testimony; voir dire, the Bert Harris Act; substantive and procedural due process; equal protection; and statute of limitations
  • Updated material on defenses; motions to amend; curing defects; appellate review; property valuation; nonmonetary benefits; and environmental concerns
  • Elaboration on public purpose; necessity; compliance to sustain a petition for condemnation; order of taking in inverse condemnation; appellate review; settlement negotiations; witness testimony; and mediation process

The 11th Edition ISBN was 9781521184041.

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

Chapter 4.  Necessity For The Taking
William P. Doney and H. Adams Weaver, Jr.

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

Chapter 11.  Jury Instructions
Judge Andrea Teves Smith and Andrew G. Diaz

Chapter 12.  Posttrial Procedure
John W. Little III and George Kellogg Gaskell

Chapter 13.  Inverse Condemnation
S. William Moore and Ryan C. Reese

Chapter 14.  Appeals
Raymond Thomas (Tom) Elligett, Jr., Amy S. Farrior, and Shirley T. Faircloth

Chapter 15.  Tax Considerations In Eminent Domain Proceedings
Bradley R. Gould and Dana M. Apfelbaum

Chapter 16.  Distinctions Between Florida And Federal Practice
Blake H. Gaylord

Chapter 17.  Benefits And Allowances Under Federal And State Programs
Lawrence S. Gendzier and D. Mark Natirboff

Chapter 18.  Environmental Concerns
Darrell W. Payne and John J. McNally

Chapter 19.  Statutory Private Property Rights Protection
S. William Moore and Roberto M. Vargas

Chapter 20.  Constitutional Protection Of Property Rights
Joanne M. O'Connor

Chapter 21.  Eminent Domain Mediation
Joe W. Fixel and Jim Helinger, Jr.