Monthly Archives: February 2014
February 28th, 2014 — In News & Events
Guest Post: TransCanada XL Route Through Nebraska is Ruled Unconstitional
Today we bring you a guest post authored by OCA Nebraska member-attorney, William Blake, a partner in the Lincoln office of Nebraska law firm Baylor Evnen. Bill discusses the recent Nebraska District Court ruling which struck down a state law that allowed the Governor to approve a route for the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline to cross the state.
February 21st, 2014 — In News & Events
A Virginia Jury Sides with Property Owners in Eminent Domain Trial, yet VDOT Wins?
Last week a Virginia jury awarded property owners $234,000 for property taken by Virginia Dept. of Transportation (VDOT) for a highway improvement project in Virginia Beach. While it appeared as a victory, unfortunately, it was not. While the jury came in with an amount of just compensation approximately $142,000 above the value VDOT presented at trial, it was $14,000 less than VDOT’s original offer and initial deposit in the case.