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New Eminent Domain Book Sheds Light on the “Dark Corner of the Law”

August 30th, 2012 — In News & Events

New Eminent Domain Book Sheds Light on the “Dark Corner of the Law”

A new book, The Law of Eminent Domain: Fifty-State Survey, has recently been published by the ABA Section of Litigation, Condemnation, Zoning and land Use Committee offering a summary of the laws and procedures of condemnation in each state and the District of Columbia.

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August 29th, 2012 — In News & Events

ABA Book, The Law of Eminent Domain, Sheds Light on the “Dark Corner of the Law”

A new book, The Law of Eminent Domain: Fifty-State Survey, has recently been published by the ABA Section of Litigation, Condemnation, Zoning and land Use Committee offering a summary of the laws and procedures of condemnation in each state and the District of Columbia.

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August 24th, 2012 — In News & Events

In 15 Words or Less: Texas Judge Upholds Keystone XL Condemnation

In addition to the other eminent domain issue that has been all over the news of late, the Keystone XL pipeline and the grant of eminent domain power to TransCanada for the project has been one of the big eminent domain story this year.

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August 16th, 2012 — In News & Events

Honolulu Museum Film Series Focuses on Current Legal Issues, Including Eminent Domain

If you are in Honolulu early next month and looking for something other than beautiful beaches, golf, and hiking trails (among the many other amazing attractions) to enjoy, check out the Honolulu Museum of Art film series: “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Film All The Lawyers.”

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August 9th, 2012 — In News & Events

OCA Attorneys Weigh in on the Use of Eminent Domain to Restructure Underwater Mortgages

There has been much discussion in the media recently concerning a proposed plan developed by San Bernadino County, the cities of Fontana and Ontario, California, and a San Francisco venture capital firm, Mortgage Resolution Partners which seeks to condemn underwater mortgage loans for the purpose of restructuring debt. For those who may not be following this story closely, below is a recap of the basic ideas.

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July 24th, 2012 — In News & Events

Connecticut Attorney, Dwight Merriam, Joins Owners’ Counsel of America

We are pleased to announce that Dwight H. Merriam of Robinson & Cole in Hartford, Connecticut has joined the Owners’ Counsel as the Connecticut attorney-member dedicated to representing private property owners, developers and businesses in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, land use and related property rights matters.

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July 10th, 2012 — In News & Events

Owners’ Counsel of America files Amicus Brief in Support of Property Owner in Arkansas Flooding Case

Last week the Owners’ Counsel of America filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the property owner in Arkansas Game & Fish Comm’n v. United States, No. 11-597 (cert. granted April 2, 2012) urging the United States Supreme Court to reverse a decision by a Federal Circuit Court which erroneously found that the federal government’s recurrent flooding did not constitute a compensable taking of private property simply because of its temporary nature.

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July 5th, 2012 — In News & Events

Owners’ Counsel files Amicus Brief in Support of the Property Owner in Arkansas Flooding Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court

The Owners’ Counsel of America filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the property owner in Arkansas Game & Fish Comm’n v. United States, No. 11-597 (cert. granted April 2, 2012) urging the United States Supreme Court to reverse a decision by a Federal Circuit Court which erroneously found that the federal government’s recurrent flooding did not constitute a compensable taking of private property simply because of its temporary nature.

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June 27th, 2012 — In News & Events

New Law Blog on Eminent Domain Law and Public Projects in Nebraska

Recently, Baylor Evnen, a law firm with offices in Lincoln and Syracuse, Nebraska launched a blog discussing eminent domain law in Nebraska. The goal of baylorevnencondemnation.com “is to provide information that every Nebraska landowner should know if faced with the prospect of having property taken through eminent domain.”

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June 26th, 2012 — In News & Events

New Legislation Introduced to Protect Private Property from Economic Development Takings

Last week, Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced legislation to strengthen private property rights by limiting the power of eminent domain. The Protection of Homes, Small Businesses and Private Property Act of 2012 seeks to prevent the federal government from using its eminent domain power and state and local governments from using federal funds to fund the use of eminent domain for economic development.

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