A neighborhood successfully used the Kirby case against the Map Act to force the NCDOT to settle an inverse condemnation claim. This property was part of the Greensboro Urban Loop Battle Forest homeowners sued the NCDOT for breaching the restrictive covenants when it tore down townhomes against the association’s covenants. It was part of a […]

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In 2015 Matthew Bryant taught a continuing legal education course for the NCAJ’s Eminent Domain Section on the topic of “Kirby v. NCDOT: How Did We Get Here, Where Are We Going” The one hour CLE focused on the inverse condemnation cases against the NCDOT concerning the NC Map Act corriodors.

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The North Carolina Attorney General, Roy Cooper, lashed out at the legislature for hiring private firm attorneys to defend new laws. Ironic? Per the N.C. Lawyers Weekly “Funnily enough, Cooper sees no problem giving piles of cash to outside counsel to defend the state against lawsuits over the Department of Transportation’s alleged widespread abuse of […]

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