Comments on: Maryland vows eminent domain to seize “House of Cards” http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:25:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Maryland backs off eminent domain to seize TV show - Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-279425 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:00:03 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44806#comment-279425 […] state legislature adjourned last week having abandoned a threat to seize the hit TV show “House of Cards” through the use of eminent domain, with negotiations […]

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By: Ed G http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-276116 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:23:22 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44806#comment-276116 DD,

While the production company is obviously being avaricious, that still does not give the State the right to seize property unless the right to do so was previously included in the appropriate paperwork…

The State made a major boner when it provided the tax break at all…what, did they expect a lovely liberal-leaning Hollywood company would be anything other than avaricious when push came to shove?

Politica is one thing, money another…

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By: DensityDuck http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-275919 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:14:35 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44806#comment-275919 Please make sure you read the article before you get any squishy sorry feelings about the poor little artists getting pushed around by the big mean politicians. The HoC production team pretty much said “stop charging us any taxes of any kind at all or we’ll leave”, and this is the state’s response.

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By: JohnC http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-275497 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:17:38 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44806#comment-275497 “‘I literally thought: What is an appropriate Frank Underwood response to a threat like this? Eminent domain really struck me as the most dramatic response,’ Frick said to The Washington Post.”

No opponent of eminent domaine has ever so well and succinctly explained the unavoidably sinister nature of eminent domaine as Rep. Frick has now done (albeit ironically).

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By: jwmellott http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-275431 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 00:35:56 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44806#comment-275431 Maryland tried this with the Colts in 1984. Bob Irsay just loaded the stuff up and moved late at night. These guys should, also. Anyone thinking of locating a business in Maryland should beware. As for the government handout, the state should insist on contract language providing repayment of any handout if a company leaves the state. Don’t take away our freedom just to keep a TV show.

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By: Jerryskids http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-275372 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:24:14 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44806#comment-275372 I’m not sure if this is an Onion article or if someone has confused a story about House of Cards with a story from House of Cards. Is William Frick even a real person?

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By: great unknown http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-275356 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:50:15 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44806#comment-275356 This would not even be punitive. For physical property, the company would be compensated; and it’s hardly like the property is unique and irreplaceable.

If they go for the intellectual property, there’s a whole lotsa lawyers who are going to make a whole lotsa money as the State of Maryland goes bankrupt. Even if HBO didn’t contest that ridiculous concept, MD couldn’t afford just compensation.

Maybe they mean to acquire the actors via condemnation? After all, Maryland has a long history of slavery. Ask any taxpayer in Baltimore.

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By: No Name Guy http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-275355 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:42:49 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44806#comment-275355 I think this is a brilliant idea. The producers should let, nay, encourage the state to seize the show. Then, since the talent will be working for faceless, idiotic political masters, have the talent make the production both very expensive and incredibly horrible, thereby showing said idiotic political masters the folly of their ways in a very expensive manner. /semi tongue in cheek

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By: CTrees http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/maryland-vows-eminent-domain-seize-house-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-275321 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:23:34 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44806#comment-275321 How is this legal? I know eminent domain gets used for flimsy, profit driven reasons too often, but for purely punitive action, in retaliation for business decisions which are legal? Is that really something they can do?

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