Mary Beth Wilker and Nick Motz

Mary Beth Wilker and her husband, Nick Motz, bought and renovated a building in their neighborhood in Norwood, Ohio that would house Mary Beth’s graphic design business, Wilker Design. They were attracted to the location because it was a well-traveled area that included a nice mixture of small businesses and tidy, well-maintained homes.

  • September 23, 2003    |   Private Property

    Norwood, OH Eminent Domain

    Norwood, Ohio Homeowners & Small Businesses Battle City & Private Developer Over Eminent Domain Abuse

    In a resounding repudiation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. City of New London, the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously held that taking the home of Carl and Joy Gamble, and the properties of IJ’s other clients, was unconstitutional. Norwood v. Horney was the first case on the issue of eminent domain’s use…

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