Patterson Law Expropriation Blog

Patterson Law routinely represents parties involved in all aspects of expropriation cases. Our expropriation practice is national in scope and we represent all classes of parties to expropriations.

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By Expropriation Group on 11/1/2013 8:08 AM
Rob Pineo presented at the International Right of Way Association's Fall Seminar on October 18, 2013. His chosen topic was "The Expropriation of Easements".  We are posting his paper here for the convenience of those who could not attend the conference.
By Expropriation Group on 10/17/2013 8:48 AM
In this recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision, the court heard an appeal from the Alberta Land Compensation Board in which the Board had found that the parties had agreed to a binding settlement agreement...
By Expropriation Group on 10/15/2013 9:25 AM
Rob will be presenting at the International Right of Way Association's Fall Seminar in Moncton this coming Friday, October 18, 2013. His chosen topic is "The Expropriation of Easements"...
By Expropriation Group on 9/20/2013 10:35 AM
The Applicants in this matter, represented by the Patterson Law Expropriation Team, were recently successful in a claim for damages for injurious affection caused by highway construction conducted by the Attorney General of Nova Scotia.
By Expropriation Group on 7/28/2013 12:54 PM
It has been one year now since we launched our expropriation law blog!...
By Expropriation Group on 7/23/2013 8:31 AM

Many parcels of land are capable of being subdivided into smaller parcels.  Often, it makes economical sense to subdivide a larger parcel if the value of the smaller lots is greater than the value of the original parcel.  When land is expropriated, the question of many expropriated landowners is: Can my land be valued as a subdivision rather than as a single parcel?...

By Expropriation Group on 7/2/2013 7:53 AM

It is surprising to most citizens to learn that not all government actions that negatively affect the use or value of a citizen’s land constitute an expropriation.  Further, unless an expropriation has occurred, the landowner is not entitled to compensation...

By Expropriation Group on 6/11/2013 8:08 AM

In this case of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Carter et al v Pasadena (Town), [2000] 188 NFLD & PEIR 222, 19 admin LR (3d) 293), the applicants were land owners who were challenging the validity of a 1996 expropriation of their land by the Town of Pasadena.  The applicants alleged that the town failed to comply with the notice provisions of the Expropriation Act.  This particular decision was the result of a preliminary motion brought by the respondents to determine whether the originating application was time barred by the six-month limitation period for an application for certiorari... 

By Expropriation Group on 5/28/2013 7:44 AM

“Injurious Affection,” in expropriation law, means an injury to land.  This term has come up in some of our previous blog entries, such as on the Antrim and Inglis decisions. It was also explained in brief in our “Introduction to Compensation” post...

By Expropriation Group on 5/1/2013 8:00 AM
As is typical in Canadian expropriation legislation, the Nova Scotia Expropriation Act allows for damages to be awarded for an owner’s disturbance.  Disturbance damage is a loss suffered by an owner for having to vacate an expropriated property...