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Board of View Appointed in De Facto Taking Case

June 19, 2014

Following several days of hearing and substantial briefing on novel issues of eminent domain law, Tony Twardowski and Scott Goldstein convinced the Court that the City of Philadelphia had constructively seized nearly eight acres of privately owned property, on which the owner planned to develop a multi-unit residential community, and at the urging of a local civic association which opposed the development, effectively converted the property into a public park. In a decision of first impression on the issue of governmental de facto takings, the Court concluded that Tony and Scott had presented compelling evidence that established beyond a reasonable doubt that the City, by refusing to pass an ordinance to pave the only available street to access the property, had improperly seized their client's property without paying just compensation. Overruling the City’s strenuous objections, the Court accordingly appointed a Board of View to determine precisely how much the City must pay.


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