Decision of Arbitrators

I. FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY. In these two lawsuits, Lowe’s challenges the District’s appraisals of four “Big Box” properties for tax years 2014 and 2015. Lowe’s owns and occupies each of the subject properties. After the cases were mediated without success, the parties agreed to submit the matter to the undersigned panel of arbitrators for

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Arbitrators don’t buy Lowe’s ‘dark stores’ bid

A Bexar County arbitration panel rejected arguments by Lowe’s Home Centers to value some of its San Antonio area stores as if they were empty instead of functioning businesses, a seven-page decision issued shows. It’s an argument the North Carolina-based company has successfully used in Michigan and Indiana where major retailers have driven down property

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Understanding Eminent Domain Law in the US

Understanding Eminent Domain Law in the US

Eminent domain is the government’s authority to take control of a private property for public use, with payment of compensation. The law authorizes various government bodies, such as the local municipal body, government subdivisions and authorized third parties, to take a private property and devote it to public use such as constructing government facilities and

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