Oral Arguments in SCOTUS Flooding Case Today: Does the Goverment Have a Duty to Pay Compensation For Damages Caused by Temporary Takings by Flooding?
Posted on Oct 3, 2012 in News & Events
Oral arguments have just begun in the Supreme Court case Arkansas Game & Fish Comm’n v. United States, No. 11-597 (cert. granted Apr. 2, 2012). The case concerns the temporary flooding by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) of property owned by the State of Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) and subsequent damage to the trees existing on the flooded land.
Arkansas Jury Awards Property Owners Just Compensation Five Times the Government’s Offer
Posted on Mar 8, 2012 in News & Events
Last week a jury in Boone County, Arkansas awarded two landowners $341,500 for private property condemned by the Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority. The verdict represents an increase of more that five times the $67,000 offer made to the owners by the water authority for their 29.87 acres.
Arkansas jury awards property owners largest-ever condemnation verdict
Posted on Nov 18, 2010 in News & Events
In late August of this year, a jury in Benton County, Arkansas awarded $4.67 million to property owners as just compensation for the taking of their private property. The property totaling 19.26 acres was owned by Thomas and Judith Terrell and was taken by eminent domain in order to construct the Bella Vista Toll Facility, also known as the Bella Vista Bypass.