Inverse Condemnation

Inverse Condemnation

Inverse Condemnation means:
a legal procedure to obtain compensation when a property interest has been taken or diminished in value by a government entity.

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Example of Inverse Condemnation:

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Curtis owns a home near a public airport. The city constructs a new runway that sends air traffic directly over Curtis' house, seriously diminishing his enjoyment of his property and its value. Curtis may sue for inverse condemnation and, if successful, may force the airport authority to take his house in exchange for just compensation.






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