September 2nd, 2010 — By — 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. UPDATE: Schwabe attorney Joaquin Hernandez will also be contributing to Schwabe’s Condemnation Law Blog. (Disclosure: Dennis Dunphy and Jill Gelineau are Owners’ Counsel of America Members. Mr. Dunphy defends private owners throughout Washington state while Ms. Gelineau represents property owners across Oregon.)
Schwabe’s Condemnation Blog highlights information and provides insight into key Northwest public projects involving government condemnation of private property. Schwabe bloggers will be emphasizing issues of particular interest to, and from the perspective of, private property owners while providing updates and commentary regarding important issues relating to the law of eminent domain, the protection of private property rights, and related Constitutional principles. As the Schwabe Condemnation Law Blog states: “Our goal is to provide a resource for those who are concerned about these issues, and perhaps on occasion to provoke further discussion.”
Check out Schwabe’s most recent post here concerning the Washington Supreme Court decision in Fitzpatrick v. Okanogan County, where the Court ruled that the government can be held liable for damages to private property that resulted from government flooding.