It’s better to settle than to expropriate: Experts

Toronto Sun | by Bryn Weese, Stephen D'Agostino comments | May 5, 2000

Stephen D'Agostino, municipal lawyer According to city officials and legal authorities, it’s always better to buy property in a negotiated settlement with a willing seller, than to take it away by force. “Expropriation is generally a confrontational process,” said Stephen D’Agostino, a partner with Toronto’s Thomson Rogers, a law firm that specializes in the process. It’s also cheaper, he … Continued