State v. Property at 2018 Rainbow Drive known as Oasis
In State v. Property at 2018 Rainbow Drive known as Oasis, 740 So. 2d 1025 (Ala. 1999) the City of Gadsden filed a complaint seeking condemnation and forfeiture of property located within the boundaries of the City, on grounds that it was connected to drug trafficking. Id. at 1026.
The trial court dismissed the action, concluding that the City had no authority to bring such an action under a condemnation statute that vested the right to sue exclusively in the State. Id. at 1027. The Court refused to permit relation back of an amendment substituting the State for the City. Id. at 1029.
2018 Rainbow Drive dealt with a situation where the party that commenced the action, the City, had no jural relationship with the real party in interest, the State.