This Week in Congress – April 27, 2105

By | Global Policy Watch | April 27, 2015

This week the U.S. House of Representatives aims to work through the first two appropriations bills of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 process before adjourning for a one-week recess, while the U.S. Senate will consider legislation related to the Administration’s international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Court Clarifies Rules for Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees in Eminent Domain Actions

Court Clarifies Rules for Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees in Eminent Domain Actions

In California eminent domain actions, absent special circumstances (such as an abandonment, successful right to take challenge, or inverse condemnation finding), a property or business owner is typically only entitled to recover litigation expenses (attorneys’ fees and expert costs) in one circumstance:  where the public agency’s final offer of compensation is unreasonable and the property owner’s final demand is reasonable.