Young Moore Attorneys Settle Condemnation Claim with Gas Company for Nearly $1 Million and Relocation of Proposed Gas Line

Condemnation attorneys Michael S. Rainey and Brandon M. Weaver recently negotiated a settlement for easements sought by a natural gas provider related to a project in Southeastern North Carolina. The easements impacted three commercially zoned parcels and would have essentially run through the middle of a planned commercial development. The natural gas provider offered $355,300.00 for the pipeline easement. The claims ultimately resolved for $984,672.00 and agreement by the natural gas provider to relocate the proposed gas line in order to minimize the impact to the clients’ commercial development. This resulted in a significant benefit to the clients, who were able to minimize the damage to their property and ensure its future use for ongoing commercial development.

Michael S. Rainey leads Young Moore’s robust condemnation and eminent domain practice which represents landowners, business owners, and commercial developers facing takings of their land through condemnation or other related claims. The team has experience handling a variety of real estate litigation matters including the resolution of real estate disputes involving condemnation, inverse condemnation (including Map Act claims), restrictive covenants, partition proceedings, eviction proceedings, zoning and land use. The firm has successfully resolved condemnation cases involving municipalities, private entities such as energy providers, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation in highway projects, with clients often obtaining sums well in excess of the initial deposit.

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