Two of the most fearful words a property owner will hear are “eminent domain”.
Eminent domain is the right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. Notice the definition does not include “fair” payment of compensation.
So what can a landowner do, if they feel they have not received fair compensation? Up until this Supreme Court decision not much. To read more about this property rights victory, click on this link.