Further link to information on Condemnation Attorneys Hendrick Bryant (ask for Matthew Bryant 336-723-7200). Attached is the Winston-Salem Journal article discussing the arguments before the North Carolina Supreme Court.
A Condemnation Action is when the government intends to take private real property from the owner. The governmental agency is required to give the land owner just compensation for the value of the property.
Hendrick Bryant Otis & Nerhood are the only attorneys in the state of North Carolina to take on the N.C. D.O.T. in an action called inverse condemnation. The State marked their property as being taken, but failed to take the property. This left the property owners in the Beltway Map area in limbo without marketable ability to sell their property for over ten years.