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.”

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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.

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February 2nd, 2011 — In News & Events

Owners’ Counsel of America launches new website

The Owners’ Counsel of America unveiled its redesigned website,, 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.

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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.]

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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 (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.

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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.

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