Inverse Condemnation Litigation: Strategies for Municipal Attorneys for Avoiding and Defending Taking Claims
Leveraging Affirmative Defenses; Mitigating Damages, Attorney's Fees and Costs
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to municipal attorneys for avoiding and defending inverse condemnation claims brought by property owners alleging the government’s actions or inaction constitute a “taking” of private property without just compensation. The panel will discuss how courts are ruling in inverse condemnation cases and effective tactics for avoiding and defending against claims and mitigating costs and attorneys’ fees.
- Latest trends in inverse condemnation actions
- Common bases for inverse condemnation actions
- Effective strategies for defending claims
- Limiting attorneys’ fees and costs
- Best practices for avoiding or minimizing actions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What types of government actions or inaction typically lead a property owner to file an inverse condemnation lawsuit?
- What defenses have been effective for municipalities defending against inverse condemnation actions?
- What are some best practices for municipalities to avoid or minimize inverse condemnation lawsuits?
William E. Adams
Mr. Adams has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in more than 45 trials and binding arbitrations, as well as... | Read More
Mr. Adams has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in more than 45 trials and binding arbitrations, as well as several appeals. He regularly represents public entities, defending claims of torts, breach of contract, inverse condemnation and violations of civil rights. Mr. Adams has over two decades of experience representing small businesses and partnerships in complex commercial litigation matters including claims of fraud and unfair business practices, breach of contract, and corporate torts.Close
June S. Ailin
Aleshire & Wynder
Ms. Ailin has represented public agencies in a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters since... | Read More
Ms. Ailin has represented public agencies in a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters since 1990. Her litigation experience includes cases involving the breach and interpretation of contracts, writs of mandate challenging land use decisions and other governmental actions, CEQA, civil rights violations, the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, conflicts of interest and validation actions, as well as eminent domain and inverse condemnation. Ms. Ailin chairs the firm’s Litigation Group.Close
Mary Colchin Johndroe
Ms. Johndroe vigorously represents clients in civil litigation, including construction, contract, eminent domain,... | Read More
Ms. Johndroe vigorously represents clients in civil litigation, including construction, contract, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and government law cases. She has handled cases at all levels of the legal system; before commissions and administrative agencies, in trials and appeals within state and federal courts. Ms. Johndroe is a former adjunct professor at Texas A&M University School of Law.Close