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Expect Richmond’s eminent domain mortgage ploy to backfire

Los Angeles attorney Gideon Kanner has for 40 years been a fierce opponent of the abuse of eminent domain law.  His credentials are so extensive that it is impossible to list them all here.  I always found his opposition to

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Property rights win only minor victory in court case

June 28, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi As the July 4 holiday approaches, America celebrates independence from the tyrannical taxation and subjugation of Great Britain in the 1770s.  But property owners in California have no more property rights even after a new

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San Bernardino will try to hammer ‘Nail House’ loans in 2013

Dec. 3, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi What are called “nail houses” in China may be coming to the county of San Bernardino in 2013 by using eminent domain as a bail out from unfunded public pension debts. The photo at

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Backlash bill would block eminent domain for underwater mortgages

Sept. 14, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Will Americans be protected from eminent domain abuses? Eminent domain is where the government takes someone’s property, usually for a government purpose, such as building a school or road. But sometimes eminent domain is

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County, city mortgage grabs could spark new housing crisis

June 21, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi In San Bernardino, the county has approved using eminent domain to seize bank-owned pools of “underwater mortgages” to get the county out of its over-indebted housing stagnation. The city of San Bernardino has the second highest poverty rate in

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