North Carolina Lawyers Weekly: DOT appraiser accused of falsifying report in land condemnation case

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly June 23, 2016 While representing a property owner in an eminent domain case, two experienced land condemnation lawyers in Raleigh alleged that they had discovered that a prolific real estate appraiser for the North Carolina Department of Transportation based his cost estimate on the opinion of a contractor he’d never contacted. Read more here: https://nclawyersweekly.com/2016/06/23/dot-appraiser-accused-of-falsifying-report-in-land-condemnation-case/

Lauren AtkinsNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly: DOT appraiser accused of falsifying report in land condemnation case

The Star-News: Kerr Avenue business wins $3.5M from DOT

The Star-News Oct. 30, 2015 The N.C. Department of Transportation will have to pay a Wilmington business $3.5 million over parking spaces lost to its Kerr Avenue widening project. Read more here: http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20151030/kerr-avenue-business-wins-35m-from-dot

Lauren AtkinsThe Star-News: Kerr Avenue business wins $3.5M from DOT

Greater Wilmington Business Journal: Eminent Domain – Balancing Progress And Property

Greater Wilmington Business Journal Sept. 25, 2015 For commercial property owners whose assets lie in the path of state transportation projects, undergoing the eminent domain process doesn’t always seem like a win-win situation. Read more here: http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/more_news/2015/09/25/eminent_domain_-_balancing_progress_and_property/13827

Lauren AtkinsGreater Wilmington Business Journal: Eminent Domain – Balancing Progress And Property

Greater Wilmington Business Journal: On Market Street, $8.5M Buy Comes With N.C. DOT Dilemma

Greater Wilmington Business Journal Sept. 8, 2015 In an $8.5 million deal that closed Sept. 3, a Raleigh-based businessman, who needed to roll some of his own sale proceeds into a similar investment for tax purposes, bought a Market Street property. Read more here: http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/real_estate_-_commercial/2015/09/08/on_market_street_85m_buy_comes_with_nc_dot_dilemma/13760

Lauren AtkinsGreater Wilmington Business Journal: On Market Street, $8.5M Buy Comes With N.C. DOT Dilemma

NC Lawyers Weekly: Jury hits DOT with $1.2 million bill for parking

NC Lawyers Weekly June 19, 2015 Downtown parking can be pricey. It was particularly pricey for the North Carolina Department of Transportation after a New Hanover County jury awarded $1.2 million in compensation to the owner of a Wilmington shopping complex that will lose about 50 parking spaces due to a road widening. The verdict is almost $1 million more … Read More

Lauren AtkinsNC Lawyers Weekly: Jury hits DOT with $1.2 million bill for parking

WECT-TV: Property owner wins legal battle with NCDOT, awarded $1.2 million

WECT-TV June 18, 2015 A jury awarded a Wilmington property owner $1.2 million in a lawsuit over the Kerr Avenue widening project. Read more here: http://www.wect.com/story/29355336/property-owner-wins-legal-battle-with-ncdot-awarded-12-million

Lauren AtkinsWECT-TV: Property owner wins legal battle with NCDOT, awarded $1.2 million

Star News: Shopping complex owner wins lawsuit about DOT property valuations

Wilmington Star-News June 17, 2015 A jury has awarded $1.2 million to the owner of a shopping complex who complained that the N.C. Department of Transportation was undervaluing the property for its project to widen Kerr Avenue. Read more here: http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20150617/shopping-complex-owner-wins-lawsuit-about-dot-property-valuations

Lauren AtkinsStar News: Shopping complex owner wins lawsuit about DOT property valuations

Triangle Business Journal: Jury awards N.C. property owner $1.2M verdict against NCDOT

Triangle Business Journal June 17, 2015 The N.C. Attorney General’s Office has not ruled out an appeal in a case that saw a Wilmington jury award a $1.2 million verdict to a local property owner who claimed a N.C. Department of Transportation project destroyed access to half the location’s parking lot. Read more here: https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2015/06/17/jury-awards-wilmington-property-owner-1-2m-verdict.html 

Lauren AtkinsTriangle Business Journal: Jury awards N.C. property owner $1.2M verdict against NCDOT

Charlotte Observer: Legislation could make NCDOT pay more when it takes land

Charlotte Observer March 23, 2015 Two bills before state House committees this week would give property owners more rights and more money when the state takes their land – or even thinks about taking it. Read more here: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article16135223.html#storylink=cpy

Lauren AtkinsCharlotte Observer: Legislation could make NCDOT pay more when it takes land

News & Observer: Legislation could make NCDOT pay more when it takes land

News & Observer March 23, 2015 Two bills before state House committees this week would give property owners more rights and more money when the state takes their land – or even thinks about taking it. Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/article16123112.html#storylink=cpy

Lauren AtkinsNews & Observer: Legislation could make NCDOT pay more when it takes land