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Eminent Domain vs Accidental/Negligent Acts

Reference Number: MTAS-1266
Reviewed Date: 09/28/2023

A governmental defendant must perform a purposeful or intentional act for a taking to exist, and a taking will not result from unavoidable incidents or negligent acts.[25] See T.C.A. § 29-16-201.

[25] Edwards v. Hallsdale-Powell Utility District, 115 S.W.3d 461 (Tenn. 2003).