Monthly Archives: October 2010

October 29th, 2010 — In News & Events

OCA Attorney Edward D. McKirdy Honored as “Lawyer of the Year”

Edward D. McKirdy, OCA New Jersey Member and founding partner of McKirdy & Riskin in Morristown, NJ has been named as the “Newark Area Best Lawyers Eminent Domain and Condemnation Lawyer of the Year” for 2011 by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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October 22nd, 2010 — In News & Events

Follow up: The Wacky & Wonderful World of Eminent Domain After Kelo

Yesterday’s webinar “The Wacky & Wonderful World of Eminent Domain After Kelo” packed a lot of information into one quick hour. Speakers Robert Thomas, partner at Damon, Key, Leong, Kupchak, Hastert in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Andrew Schwartz, partner at Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger in San Francisco, California, presented their opposing viewpoints on the use of eminent domain for redevelopment.

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October 21st, 2010 — In News & Events

Update: I-69 Informational meeting for affected property owners in Indiana

The Princeton Daily Clarion newspaper published an article this morning recapping the meeting held last night in Oakland City, Indiana to inform property owners of their rights and options in eminent domain and on the potential impacts of the proposed I-69 Corridor Project connecting Evansville to Indianapolis.

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October 20th, 2010 — In News & Events

CRE-UCONN Webinar: The Whacky & Wonderful World of Eminent Domain After Kelo

OCA Member, Robert Thomas (Hawaii) will be speaking about what the Court in Kelo really decided, and how courts in the intervening five years have viewed the decision. On the panel with Mr. Thomas will be Andrew W. Schwartz, from San Francisco’s Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger. The session will be moderated by John Clapp, Ph.D. of the UConn Center for Real Estate, and Michele Maresca, a land use attorney at Robinson & Cole in Hartford.

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October 19th, 2010 — In News & Events

Informational meeting tonight on the impacts of the I-69 Corridor in Indiana

The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) will be hosting an informational forum concerning Indiana Department of Transportation’s (INDOT) I-69 corridor project, a 142-mile highway connecting Indianapolis and Evansville. The meeting will take place at the Wirth Park Community Building in Oakland City, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 beginning at 6:30 PM.

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October 11th, 2010 — In News & Events

Crusading against eminent domain: Nevada attorney, Kermitt Waters, a man of the people

Sunday (10/10/10), The Las Vegas Sun featured Owners’ Counsel of America member and eminent domain attorney, Kermitt Waters, in a story titled Crusading eminent domain lawyer a man of the people. As Reporter Erin Dostal explained: “The cell phone won’t stop ringing. It is election season, after all, and it seems as if everybody from every party wants a piece of Kermitt Waters.”

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October 6th, 2010 — In News & Events

NY State Court of Claims: CSX entitled to $12.1 million in damages for property taken by eminent domain

The following press release regarding a recent NY Court of Claims ruling awarding just compensation of $12.1 million to the property owner in an eminent domain action is available in its entirety here.

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October 5th, 2010 — In News & Events

Prof. Carol Rose honored at 7th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

The seventh annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference and presentation of the 2010 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize took place September 30 and October 1, 2010 at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. The 2010 Conference included various panel discussions focused upon private property rights as well as the scholarship of the 2010 prize recipient, Carol Rose.

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October 1st, 2010 — In News & Events

2010 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

The seventh annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference was held from September 30 to October 1, 2010, at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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