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Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, Tenth Edition

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10th Edition
ISBN: 9781522127420
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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 new edition contains revised statutes and rules, and updated case law addressing, inter alia,

  • NEWLY REVAMPED PUBLICATION with ALL NEW authors and Steering Committee.
    • New Chapter 15 — Florida Boating Law
    • New Chapter 18 — Maritime Security Law
    • New Chapter 19 — Sales of Vessels
  • Updated case law, statutes, rules, and regulations. 
  • Discussion of hot topics including:
    • The 2013 United States Supreme Court opinion addressing the question of what constitutes a “vessel.” See Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, 133 S.Ct. 735, 184 L.Ed.2d 604 (2013).
    • In depth discussion and analysis of the historic divide between courts over the 2011 amendments to the Removal Statute (28 U.S.C. §1441).
    • The 2014 Eleventh Circuit court opinion establishing a cause of action for respondeat superior liability against a cruise liner for the medical negligence of a ship physician. See Franza v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., 772 F.3d 1225 (11th Cir. 2014).
    • 2016 York-Antwerp Rules.
    • 2009 American Institute Hull Clauses.
    • The 2015 reaffirmation of the application of the federal marine-insurance doctrine of uberrimae fidei as an “entrenched admiralty rule.” See AIG Centennial Insurance Co. v. O’Neil, 782 F.3d 1296 (11th Cir. 2015); Catlin (Syndicate 2003) at Lloyd’s v. San Juan Towing & Marine Services, Inc., 778 F.3d 69 (1st Cir. 2015).
    • The new Insurance Act of 2015.
    • Discussion and analysis of the 2016 Florida Legislature’s amendment to F.S. 327.33(2) regarding careless boating.

Revised forms are also included.

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Table of Contents


1.  Introduction
Joel Settembrini, Jr.

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

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

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

5.  Initiating Condemnation Lawsuit By Condemnor
Robert Livingston IV and Prineet D. Sharma

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

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

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

9.  Compensation
Brian P. Patchen, Robert I. Scanlan, and John C. Lukacs, Jr.

10.  Trial
Charles S. Strattonb and Robert S. Yerkes

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

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

13.  Inverse Condemnation
S. William Moore and Gregory S.Rix

14.  Appeals
Amy Brigham Boulris

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

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

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

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

19.  Statutory Private Property Rights Protection
Margaret L. Cooper and Joanne M. O’Connor

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

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

Florida Administrative Code
Florida Constitution
Florida Rules Of Appellate Procedure
Florida Rules Of Civil Procedure
Florida Statutes
United State Constitution
United States Code
United States Uncodified Laws And Acts
Code Of Federal Regulations
Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure
Federal Rules Of Evidence