A public school sits next to a large piece of private property in a downtown area. The school district requested the trial court to grant it a right to enter the private property to conduct certain investigations and environmental testing under Eminent Domain law, [Code of Civil Procedure section 1245.010, et seq.], with an eye toward potentially expanding the existing school and constructing other school facilities.
The State of California seeks to build a tunnel to transport water from the north to the south. Before condemning the land needed for the project, it desires to study the environmental and geological suitability of hundreds of properties on which the tunnel may be constructed. The question in this case is whether or not […]