An Eminent Domain Story With a Happy Ending
In reading through the transcript of yesterday’s eminent domain discussion with Tim, I was glad to see he points out one case I especially enjoyed hearing about:
One of the buildings in the footprint of the proposed Wal-Mart was the law firm of King Krehbiel, Hellmich, and Borbonus. They didn’t want to move, and unlike most eminent domain targets, they actually had the legal firepower to make the developer’s life miserable. So the developer re-configured the project to make room for KKHB in the middle of Wal-Mart’s parking lot.
Confiscating somebody else’s building suddenly looks less attractive when you learn it’s full of lawyers.