Yearly Archives: 2011
February 15th, 2011 — In News & Events
Eminent domain quote of the week: “I don’t like beets.”
Yesterday, Associated Press journalist Sandra Chereb quoted Nevada Assemblyman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, as saying that he is not opposed to a bill that would strip mining companies and Nevada’s sugar beet industry of the power of eminent: “I don’t have any opposition to the bill,” he quipped. “I don’t like beets.”
February 4th, 2011 — In News & Events
Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation seminar scheduled for February 17-19, 2011
The 28th Annual American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Course will take place Thursday, February 17 – Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables, Florida. The course runs concurrently with ALI-ABA’s annual Course of Study, Condemnation 101: Making the Complex Simple in Eminent Domain.
February 2nd, 2011 — In News & Events
Owners’ Counsel of America launches new website
The Owners’ Counsel of America unveiled its redesigned website, www.ownerscounsel.com, a dynamic new site designed to connect property owners facing eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and other forms of property takings with an experienced and skilled condemnation attorney in nearly every state.
January 19th, 2011 — In News & Events
St. Louis family business secures $5.3 from MoDOT in condemnation case
A St. Louis-based frozen food company, M & L Foods, Inc., recently secured a $5.3 million from the Missouri Department of Transportation to settle an eminent domain case that required the company give up its entire property and relocate its business. MoDOT condemned the M & L property for the construction of a new Interstate 70 Mississippi River Bridge. M & L’s attorney, Robert Denlow, explained that the settlement funds will allow M & L Foods to relocate within the city and continue operating this St. Louis-based business after more than 100 years. [Disclosure: Robert Denlow is the Missouri Member of the Owners’ Counsel of America.]
January 11th, 2011 — In News & Events
8th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Launches Website
The 8th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference has launched a new website www.bkconference.com (note: click to enter the site) with details about the upcoming conference in Beijing, China October 14-15, 2011. The site lists the conference discussion topics as well as biographies of some of the speakers scheduled to appear.
January 6th, 2011 — In News & Events
New York Court awards $3.4 million in fees and costs to Mobil Oil in eminent domain action
New York, NY – Attorneys from the New York law firm of Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, the only law firm in New York practicing exclusively in the area of condemnation law, recently obtained a decision of more than $3.4 million for Exxon Mobil Oil Corp. in what is believed to be the largest award made under Section 701 of New York’s Eminent Domain Procedure Law.