New London, Connecticut - Media Photos
Susette Kelo received notice of condemnation from the NLDC (New London Development Corporation) the day before Thanksgiving 2000.
IJ client Bill Von Winkle’s business is one of the 15 properties condemned for “economic development.”
Suzanne and Matt Dery may lose their home of 20 years to benefit private developers.
Susette Kelo's pink cottage stands in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood of New London.
Increasingly, governments across the nation take private property not for a public use, such as roads or public schools, but for private businesses in the name of "economic redevelopment." In a premier example of eminent domain abuse, the City of New London and a private body—the New London Development Corporation (NLDC)—are condemning homes and businesses in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood for privately owned health club, office space and unspecified development projects. But on December 20, 2000, the property owners, with the help of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice, have begun to fight back.
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