Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 26th, 2013 — In News & Events

Proposed Legislation Seeks to Amend New Jersey’s Redevelopment Law Limiting the Abuse of Eminent Domain

New Jersey has taken one step forward toward updating its redevelopment laws and enacting legislative protections for private property owners. Earlier this month the New Jersey Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee advanced legislation that would be the first update to the state’s eminent domain laws since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005), in which the Court ruled that the use of eminent domain for economic development is permitted under the “public use” provision of the 5th Amendment.

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March 22nd, 2013 — In News & Events

Saint Augustine Property Owners Prevail in Bert J. Harris Appeal with Nation’s Oldest City

The Owners’ Counsel of America applauds a recent appellate victory for Florida property owners and congratulates its Florida Member, Andrew Brigham, and his clients.

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March 6th, 2013 — In News & Events

Montana Legislature May Repeal 2011 Law Giving Private Utility Companies Eminent Domain Powers

Last week the Montana Senate passed a bill repealing a 2011 law that provided the power of eminent domain to private utility companies constructing merchant transmission lines. Senate Bill 180, sponsored by Senator Debby Barrett (Rep.), passed the Senate with a vote of 28-22 and was sent to the House on February 27.

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