Monthly Archives: September 2010

September 29th, 2010 — In News & Events

More on Texas developer’s attempt to Bulldoze free speech concerning eminent domain abuse

Yesterday, the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas, Texas heard oral argument in the defamation suit brought by developer H. Walker Royall against author Carla Main and the non-profit publisher, Encounter For Culture and Education, Inc. (“Encounter Books”), for writing and publishing the book Bulldozed: “Kelo,” Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land. Dana Berliner, Institute for Justice Senior Attorney, argued on behalf of Main and Encounter Books in support of their first amendment rights to freedom of speech and in opposition to developer H. Walk Royall’s request for monetary damages and that the Court prohibit further printing or distribution of the book.

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September 27th, 2010 — In News & Events

Author and publisher of book chronicling eminent domain abuse defends against defamation suit in Texas appeals court

Tomorrow, September 28, 2010, author Carla T. Main and publisher Encounter Books will ask a Texas appeals court to dismiss the defamation lawsuit filed against them by Dallas developer H. Walker Royall.

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September 16th, 2010 — In News & Events

Mississippi property owners reach eminent domain settlement with the Navy

Two Mississippi landowners have recently reached a $1.2 million settlement with the United States Navy regarding compensation for land taken for use by Special Boat Team TWENTY-TWO (SBT-22) as a special operations live-fire riverine training range along the Pearl River in Hancock County, Mississippi. SBT-22, based at John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, is one of three Special Boat Teams.

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September 14th, 2010 — In News & Events

New Jersey family farm threatened by eminent domain

Robert Smith’s family has owned the 100-acre Willow Pond Farm in Washington Township, NJ since 1790. Today, more than 200 years since the family began working the farm, its future as a working farm and preserved farmland is threatened by the Washington Township Municipal Utilities Authority’s (MUA) plan to condemn 0.86 acres of the property for the purpose of drilling a public well to provide water for the municipal drinking supply.

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September 3rd, 2010 — In News & Events

Happy Birthday to Robert Thomas @

Albeit a bit belated, we send our best wishes for another great year in blogging to our fellow law blogger Robert Thomas who celebrated the 4th anniversary of the birth of his blog on August 31.

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September 2nd, 2010 — In News & Events

New condemnation law blog “SchwabeBlog: Condemnation”

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading law firms, has entered the wonderful world of law blogging. Joining us and our fellow bloggers in the areas of eminent domain, condemnation, inverse condemnation, regulatory takings and property rights in Schwabe’s Condemnation Law Blog are Schwabe attorneys Dennis Dunphy, Jill Gelineau and Jamilia Johnson.

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September 1st, 2010 — In News & Events

Judicial Takings Are the Recent Focus of an American Bar Association Panel

The 2010 annual meeting of the American Bar Association featured a panel discussion moderated by OCA member Robert Thomas, a Hawaii land use and appellate lawyer. The topic was the recent Supreme Court case, Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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