WRAL Video of Supreme Court Arguments in Kirby Case Above is the link to the video of the 1 hour oral arguments before the N.C. Supreme Court in the Kirby inverse condemnation appeal. The North Carolina Department of Transportation appealed the NC Court of Appeals unanimous decision in favor of property owners. On Tuesday, February […]

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In challenging NCDOT’s use of never ending development moratoriums, we see that local planning authorities often require owners to “reserve” out portions of their property for future roadways. Greensboro appears to be a frequent offender of these reservations. These sort of “land planning” tactics – reservations, land banking, freezing – are generally held by court […]

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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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Discussion on Freedom Action Network Re: NCDOT Inverse Condemnation Matthew Bryant is interviewed on Freedom Action Network. Go to the 9:00 minute for his interview discussing the Kirby v. North Carolina Department of Transportation. Matthew Bryant is the chair of Hendrick Bryant’s Eminent Domain Attorneys in North Carolina. He discusses how the Map Act affects […]

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On November 6, 2015 the Kirby et al property owners’ condemnation attorneys, Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis LLP, filed the appellee brief. This brief and case is in the inverse condemnation appeal concerning the Northern Beltway in Forsyth County and the N.C. Map Act Corridors. The NCDOT has already filed its brief as appellant. […]

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Bruce Siceloff (Raleigh News & Observer) writes about the effect of the Map Act Corridor on the property owners in the path. The Map Act has affected development in the corridor. This is what the NCDOT wanted so it could control costs—at the expense of the property owners. He writes: “You can make out parts […]

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Now take this link to Facebook https://takingland.com/bond-and-ncdot/ I edited a little. W. Kirk Sanders, Attorney Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, LLP 723 Coliseum Dr. Ste. 101 Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Telephone: (336)723-7200 Facsimile: (336)723-7201 http://www.hendricklawfirm.com/ Business drafting, litigation & collections/ Will Caveats & POA abuses/ Condemnation Cases …………………………………………………… The typewritten signature included with this e-mail […]

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http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/beltway-won-t-get-help-from-senate-bond-proposal/article_a8abf4eb-4c23-50d1-ae3e-6b294908018e.html The NCDOT has frozen property in the “Winston-Salem Northern Beltway” with development restrictions that have been deemed to be takings in all other states that have tried to shortcut the State’s constitutional obligation to pay just compensation. These restrictions afford the NCDOT and our legislators the luxury of unending delay without consequence. Certainly makes […]

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