Yearly Archives: 2010

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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August 23rd, 2010 — In News & Events

OCA at ICSC in Orlando

Owners’ Counsel of America is attending the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Convention in Orlando today and tomorrow. More details about the convention, speakers and topics later today.

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August 20th, 2010 — In News & Events

Washington’s Supreme Court “stroll through Sherwood Forest” to settle a property rights case

The Washington Supreme Court issued an opinion Thursday in Proctor v. Huntington, No. 82326-0 (August 19, 2010), a case involving a property line dispute between neighbors. The Court was split 5-4 with the majority finding in favor of the encroaching property owner and upholding the opinions of a Skamania County judge and the Court of Appeals.

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August 9th, 2010 — In News & Events

7th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference September 30 & October 1, 2010

The annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference presented by the William & Mary Property Rights Project and the Institute of The Bill of Rights Law will be held September 30 – October 1, 2010 at the William & Mary Law School in historic Williamsburg, VA.

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August 1st, 2010 — In News & Events

Kelo v. New London — Losing the Battle but Winning the War

This year marks the five-year anniversary of the landmark case, Kelo v. New London, which educated the public about the state’s abuse of the power of eminent domain.

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July 30th, 2010 — In News & Events

MN Supreme Court: Redevelopment authority need not have binding development agreement in order to condemn property

Yesterday, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its opinion in Eagan Economic Development Authority v. U-Haul Co. of Minnesota, No. A08-767 (July 29, 2010). The state supreme court reversed a 2009 appellate court decision which invalidated a “quick-take” condemnation on the basis that the Eagan Economic Development Authority (EDA) exceeded its authority to acquire property via eminent domain as the city had not executed “a binding development agreement respecting the project.”

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