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.

The Eleventh Edition contains:

  • Added discussion regarding motion to dismiss and curing pleading defects under Viverette.
  • New discussion regarding the impact of Doctrine of Federal Preemption on rail transportation.
  • Enriched definition of Necessity
  • Updated statutes, rules, and case law
  • Discussion on disadvantages for condemning authorities of use of F.S. Chapter 74.
  • Elaboration on condemnor requirements in determining property rights needed
  • Added discussion on defective pleadings.
  • Elaboration on making the owner whole and the cost to cure
  • Rewrite focusing on Preparation for Trial
  • Revisions regarding Settlement and Pretrial Discovery
  • New section on Loss of Visibility
  • Discussions of DeLisle (addressing Daubert versus Frye)
  • New section on Judgments
  • Discussion of 2018 change in the Internal Revenue Code regarding restrictions on deduction of casualty losses by individuals.
  • New statutory limitations on relocation expenses under the Uniform Relocation Assistance Act
  • Thoroughly amplified definitions of "existing use," "inordinate burden," and "property owner" under the Harris Act

Revised forms are also included.

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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 Erik Fenniman

Chapter 6.   Procedural And Substantive Defenses, And Defensive Pleadings
                          A. (Alex) Ford, Jr. and Gregory S. Rix

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, Robert I. Scanlan, and John C. Lukacs, Sr

Chapter 10.   Trial
                             Charles 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 Gregory S. Rix

Chapter 14.   Appeals
                             Amy Brigham Boulris.

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
                             Joanne M. O'Connor and Margaret L. Cooper

Chapter 20.   Constitutional Protection Of Property Rights
                             Joanne M. O'Connor and Margaret L. Cooper

Chapter 21.   Eminent Domain Mediation
                             Joe W. Fixel and William B. Smith