Miller, Miller & Canby was recently featured in Real Estate BISNOW discussing the current status of the Purple Line, Maryland transportation funding, and the significant impact on property owners.
Joe Suntum explained that “just compensation” includes not just the value of the property taken by eminent domain, but damages done to the property not taken, which they have successfully recovered for owners in the path of the recent Montrose Parkway and ICC projects. Transportation funds in Maryland are scarce and Maryland must commit to pay at least one-half of the projected $1.9B cost. But if the light turns green on the Purple Line, property acquisitions could start in '13 or '14.
MM&C has represented clients in eminent domain matters and real property litigation for over 65 years. Specifically, protecting client rights when their property interests are threatened, or taken, by governmental authorities for public use.