Are Eminent Domain Cases With Multiple Property Owners Class Actions?

“Hello, my name is Raymer Maguire, I’m a 30 year eminent domain practitioner, and I limit my practice to representing property owners and businesses. And the question at hand is, are eminent domain suits with multiple property owners considered class action suits? And the answer is, no. When you see five or six different parcels listed in an eminent domain petition that’s been served on you, it is more a matter of convenience to have a hearing that potentially covers all of those property owners. Instead of trying to say that there’s a class action going, each one of those cases traditionally would be treated as a separate case, tried separately, mediated separately, etc.”