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How is an inverse condemnation claim different from other eminent domain claims?

An inverse condemnation claim arises when a condemning authority is using a property owner’s real estate or is substantially interfering with the owner’s use of his or her property, but the condemning authority doesn’t acknowledge that it is responsible to pay compensation for its actions. Examples of this may include where a government entity changes the drainage pattern or builds a drainage structure that redirects storm water resulting in flooding property that did not previously flood, thereby interfering with the owner’s use of portions of his or her property. Another example might be where a government entity occupies property not owned by that government entity.