Monthly Archives: June 2009

June 17th, 2009 — In News & Events

Port Chester offers apology for taking property by eminent domain

Jun 16, 2009 – Port Chester, NY – The village of Port Chester publicly apologized to property owner William Brody for improperly seizing his commercial property by condemnation nearly in 1999. In a settlement that ended the decade-long battle between the property owner and the village, Port Chester paid the property owner $475,000, formally apologized from the steps of the Village Hall during a settlement signing ceremony and re-named the street corner where his commercial buildings previously stood “William Brody Plaza.”

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June 15th, 2009 — In News & Events

Supreme Court to hear Florida beach erosion case

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a Florida property rights case, Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Dep’t of Environmental Protection, et al. (08-1151). In granting certiorari, the Court will decide whether state legislation to renourish eroded beaches along the coast or lakeshores constitutes a regulatory taking or violates the Fifth Amendment when the boundary lines of waterfront private property is affected.

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June 11th, 2009 — In News & Events

Author and Publisher Ask Court to Dismiss Eminent Domain Defamation Lawsuit

Recently, the Institute for Justice released the following press release regarding the lawsuit filed by Texas Developer H. Walker Royall against author Carla Main and publisher, Encounter Books, regarding Ms. Main’s book: Bulldozed: “Kelo,” Eminent Domain, and the American Lust for Land. The Institute for Justice represents Ms. Main and Encounter Books in this defamation suit. Bulldozed is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more about this story see our previous posts here.

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