|By PR Newswire||
|September 18, 2012 02:17 PM EDT||
DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the NC DOT begins knocking on the doors of people in the path of the controversial East End Connector, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm will host an informational meeting to educate property owners of their rights and offer tips on how best to negotiate. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7p.m. at the Downtown Durham Marriott.
Property owners, press and other concerned citizens are invited to the free informational session hosted by the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm, a division of The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.
The NC Department of Transportation has ranked the East End Connector among its top ten priorities around the state. While the project, with a forecasted budget of $182 million, is slated to start construction in April 2014, land acquisition is just getting underway.
Business and home owners, as well as community leaders have reported concern and dissatisfaction with the process.
NC Eminent Domain Law Firm Attorney Stan Abrams, a former litigator for the NC Department of Justice representing the state in eminent domain cases, will lead the session and discuss the rights property owners have when negotiating the value of their property.
"Property owners should know their rights when negotiating for their homes and businesses," Abrams said. "Unprepared property owners may end up settling with the NC DOT for less than they should."
The Independent Weekly devoted a major story to concerns about the project, noting, "The highway, cloverleafs and ramps will carve up adjoining neighborhoods, which must endure noise, pollution and an indelibly altered community. And some owners worry that the Department of Transportation won't compensate them fairly."
In the Indy story, Deborah Milan of Angier Avenue is quoted as saying, "You pay the house off with what they give you, and you may not have enough left over to buy a new house. We'll just have to get a trailer. I sure don't want to go back out in no rental."
For more information about the meeting, please call the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm at 1-877-393-4990.
A division of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is dedicated solely to representing property owners throughout North Carolina, who may be impacted by eminent domain law. The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is headed by attorney Stan Abrams. Mr. Abrams has five years' experience working as an Assistant Attorney General for the North Carolina Department of Justice Transportation Section, where he litigated condemnation cases for the NCDOT. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has the legal resources of 31 attorneys and is based in Durham, North Carolina, with offices throughout the state to serve its clients.
NC Eminent Domain Law Firm
280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, North Carolina 27701
SOURCE NC Eminent Domain Law Firm