Inverse Condemnation: What it Means for Public Water Agencies
Please join Nossaman Eminent Domain & Valuation Group Chair Brad Kuhn for a very informative panel discussion during the 2019 ACWA Legal Briefing & CLE Workshop, preceding the 2019 Fall Conference.
Brad will be moderating a panel entitled “Inverse Condemnation: What it Means for Public Water Agencies.” The once-obscure legal doctrine of inverse condemnation has featured prominently in the center of the recent public debate over liability issues arising out of major wildfires disasters in California. However, all public entities in the State that construct or maintain public improvements, including public water agencies, may also find themselves subject to inverse condemnation claims for more routine incidents where private property is damaged as well. These inverse condemnation claims differ procedurally and substantively from negligence and other traditional tort claims. It is important for agencies to understand the legal risk and ensure that they have taken the appropriate steps towards addressing it. This presentation provides an overview of the legal doctrine of inverse condemnation, how claims under the doctrine often arise for water agencies, and different strategies for managing the risk, including through appropriate insurance coverage.
Please consult ACWA’s website for the most current CLE Workshop details and to register.