Government Taking Your Land? 3 Defenses Against Eminent Domain
Eminent domain is a necessary, but potentially devastating, compromise between public and private good. It permits government agencies to seize ownership of a piece of real estate when it's needed for a public purpose. In turn, the government must provide just compensation, according to the Fifth Amendment. If you're facing eminent domain seizure, you need to act quickly and effectively to protect your land and your interests. To help you do this, here are three of the most common — and successful — defenses.