Ryan Sugden Publishes Column on Right of Private Condemnation in Law Week Colorado

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Stinson Leonard Street attorney Ryan Sugden published an article in a recent issue of Law Week Colorado newspaper.

In the column Ryan explores the ramifications of a recent Colorado Court of Appeals decision on the state's right of private condemnation. In the Colorado Constitution landowners have the right to condemn another's land to acquire right-of-way to build ditches for irrigation or to access mineral or oil deposits, in exchange for payment of just compensation.

In CAW Equities v. City of Greenwood Village, the Court of Appeals determined, in a case of first impression, that Colorado’s right of private condemnation was not unlimited, and a private landowner could only condemn publicly used land to construct an irrigation canal in extraordinary circumstances.

Ryan practices in the firm's Denver office. He represents property owners and developers in disputes over land use regulations, eminent domain, inverse commendation, title disputes, and leasing litigation, including lease enforcement and commercial evictions. He also defends property owners against allegations that commercial and residential properties violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Housing Act.

Read the full column "Private Right of Condemnation".


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