Eminent Domain and Local Government in North Carolina
In a new format focusing on law and procedure, this title provides an overview of the complex area of the law known as eminent domain, as it has been addressed in North Carolina's statutes and interpreted and applied by the courts, and basic guidance concerning the required procedures. It is a resource for local government officials and their attorneys, judges and lawmakers, and property owners seeking a better understanding of eminent domain. The book discusses the nature of eminent domain and its evolution in North Carolina law, the procedure local governments must follow as they acquire property through the eminent domain process, just compensation that must be paid to owners and how the amount of that compensation is determined, and inverse condemnation. This book follows two editions of a guidebook entitled Eminent Domain Procedure for North Carolina Local Governments, by Ben F. Loeb, Jr.