Condemnation Law and Practice in Wisconsin

Product ID: AE0310_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-525-3

This book covers both perspectives of the process: that of the condemning authority, and that of the property owner. It explains the circumstances under which the state may undertake a condemnation, and it outlines the requirements for doing so. The book also describes the processes that a property owner must follow to contest a proposed condemnation or to receive compensation for a taking.

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This book covers both perspectives of the process: that of the condemning authority, and that of the property owner. It explains the circumstances under which the state may undertake a condemnation, and it outlines the requirements for doing so. The book also describes the processes that a property owner must follow to contest a proposed condemnation or to receive compensation for a taking.

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330+ pp.; 2nd ed. 2017-2018

Summary of Contents

  1. What Constitutes a Taking?
  2. Condemnation After Kelo: Public Purpose and Necessity
  3. The Condemnation Process
  4. Rules Governing Just Compensation
  5. Condemnation: Displacement, Relocation, and Replacement
  6. Condemnation Fees and Costs
  7. Inverse Condemnation
  8. The Trial of an Eminent Domain Case: Strategic and Tactical Issues
  9. Tenant and Leasehold Rights in Condemnation
  10. Contamination and Eminent Domain

Additional Materials include:

  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Index

The new second edition reflects important legal developments, including:

  • A U.S. Supreme Court case articulating new standards for evaluating regulatory takings caused by regulations affecting properties made up of contiguous small parcels
  • An increased dollar threshold for condemnation awards
  • Significant amendments to Wisconsin’s condemnation statutes on valuation determinations and payments for persons displaced as a result of condemnation
  • A shortened statute of limitation applicable to inverse condemnation actions
  • Continued analysis of expert testimony by Wisconsin’s appellate courts after adoption of the Daubert standard

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