A public entity acquired property though California’s “quick-take” eminent domain action from a property owner, and deposited probable compensation with the court. After the public entity deposited the compensation, multiple lenders holding liens against the property withdrew their portions of the deposit. The public entity notified the property owner of his rights to object to the withdrawals and stated his failure to object would result in a waiver of his rights to challenge the public taking. The property owner did not object to the lenders’ withdrawal and later sought to challenge the eminent domain action and reclaim his property. The public entity claimed the property owner’s failure to object to the lenders’ withdrawals constituted a waiver of his rights to challenge the taking. The property owner claimed he was still able to contest the taking and did not waive his rights. The California Supreme Court held the property owner did not waive his property rights to challenge the eminent domain action since failure to object to the lenders’ withdrawal applications was not an affirmative act which constitutes a waiver. [Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority v. Alameda Produce Market, LLC, et al. (November 15, 2011) 52 CA4th 1100]