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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Winston-Salem Journal: Supreme Court Rule on Beltway Condemnation Above link is from the Winston-Salem Journal reporting that the N.C. Supreme Court will hear and rule on the Inverse Condemnation claim over Northern Beltway. Matthew Bryant, condemnation attorney North Carolina, chairs the Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis LLP condemnation committee. Hendrick Bryant is the lawfirm […]

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If you’re an owner in the Northern Beltway or other property affected by the Map Act Corridor, know this: The NC Department of Transportation is spending this with law firms to fight you: $325/hour for attorneys at Smith Anderson. Their associates between $190-210. $170/hr for paralegals $250/hour for attorneys at Teague Campbell. Associates paid $225. […]

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On Friday, August 21, 2015, the North Carolina Supreme Court granted discretionary petition to hear the Kirby v. NC Department of Transportation appeal. This case is whether the NCDOT’s use of the Map Act Corridor was inverse condemnation against NC Property owners. Earlier this year, the N.C. Court of Appeals unanimously held that the Map […]

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A New Hanover jury in a condemnation trial awarded the property owner $1.2 million as compensation for losing 50 parking spaces in their shopping center called North 17 Shopping Center. The N.C. Department of Transportation must pay that amount. The jury verdict was $900,000 more than NC offered in its condemnation of 1/5 acre. That […]

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The NC case of Kirby vs. N.C. Department of Transportation concerns NCDOT actions that amounted to an inverse condemnation (which means the State took a person’s land for government purpose without condemning them – paying them just compensation). Currently the NCDOT has petitioned the N.C. Supreme Court to hear the case NC property owners won […]

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The Monroe Bypass from Marshville to Matthews received the go-ahead from the NC Department of Transportation. The construction has been held up by environmental lawsuits in the past. The NCDOT has stated that it has completed the purchase of 116 properties. Another 87 property owners have reached a settlement with the NCDOT. There are a […]

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One of the benefits of choosing Hendrick Bryant in the NCDOT Inverse Condemnation/Map Act Corridor cases is that we’ve been granted special judges to hear the cases. It’s called Rule 2.1 Judges. The Courts have recognized that because these cases are not class actions, but that there are hundreds of them statewide, that it would […]

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Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis attorneys filed more than 60 Beltway lawsuits on Monday, April 27, 2015 in the Forsyth County Courthouse. “With the recent N.C. Court of Appeals ruling in the Kirby case, property owners are contacting us daily to bring their inverse condemnation lawsuit against the N.C. Department of Transportation,” said lead […]

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HB 183- An Act to Repeal the Transportation Corridor Official Map Act Today, April 16, 2015, N.C. House Finance Committee unanimously approved the bill to REPEAL the Map Act. Attorney Matthew Bryant*, at the request of the committee, spoke on the effects of the Map Act to the Committee. In a surprise, the bill was […]

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