Tag: eminent domain/condemnation

Eminent Domain is Question 1 on Election Day in Virginia

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 in News & Events

Tomorrow when Virginians go to the polls Commonwealth voters will have an opportunity to not only cast their vote for the many candidates running for political office but also for a constitutional amendment relating to eminent domain.

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Inaugural Volume of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal Published

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 in News & Events

The William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project recently announced the publication of the inaugural volume of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal. This inaugural volume of the Journal reflects upon the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference which was held in Beijing, China during which the Brigham-Kanner Price was bestowed upon Justice sandra Day O’Connor.

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Eminent Domain Match-Up: Burger King over North Kansas City

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 in News & Events

North Kansas City is suffering from what one reporter has referred to as “legal heartburn” after a Clay County (Missouri) Circuit Judge found that the City of North Kansas City did not have the power to condemn a Burger King restaurant in an area the City wishes to redevelop.

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Timely Discussions Scheduled at the 9th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 in News & Events

The Ninth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference is taking place this week (Thursday & Friday, Oct. 11-12, 2012) in Williamsburg, Virginia and once again the Conference has coordinated an outstanding group of speakers and discussion topics.

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9th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 in News & Events

Annually, The Property Rights Project at William & Mary Law School hosts the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference and presents the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize to a leading property scholar. The 9th Annual Conference will take place October 11 & 12, 2012 at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia during which Professor James E. Krier will be awarded the Property Rights Prize.

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New Eminent Domain Book Sheds Light on the “Dark Corner of the Law”

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 in News & Events

A new book, The Law of Eminent Domain: Fifty-State Survey, has recently been published by the ABA Section of Litigation, Condemnation, Zoning and land Use Committee offering a summary of the laws and procedures of condemnation in each state and the District of Columbia.

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In 15 Words or Less: Texas Judge Upholds Keystone XL Condemnation

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 in News & Events

In addition to the other eminent domain issue that has been all over the news of late, the Keystone XL pipeline and the grant of eminent domain power to TransCanada for the project has been one of the big eminent domain story this year.

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Honolulu Museum Film Series Focuses on Current Legal Issues, Including Eminent Domain

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 in News & Events

If you are in Honolulu early next month and looking for something other than beautiful beaches, golf, and hiking trails (among the many other amazing attractions) to enjoy, check out the Honolulu Museum of Art film series: “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Film All The Lawyers.”

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OCA Attorneys Weigh in on the Use of Eminent Domain to Restructure Underwater Mortgages

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 in News & Events

There has been much discussion in the media recently concerning a proposed plan developed by San Bernadino County, the cities of Fontana and Ontario, California, and a San Francisco venture capital firm, Mortgage Resolution Partners which seeks to condemn underwater mortgage loans for the purpose of restructuring debt. For those who may not be following this story closely, below is a recap of the basic ideas.

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Connecticut Attorney, Dwight Merriam, Joins Owners’ Counsel of America

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 in News & Events

We are pleased to announce that Dwight H. Merriam of Robinson & Cole in Hartford, Connecticut has joined the Owners’ Counsel as the Connecticut attorney-member dedicated to representing private property owners, developers and businesses in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, land use and related property rights matters.

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