Tag: eminent domain/condemnation

Follow up: The Wacky & Wonderful World of Eminent Domain After Kelo

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 in News & Events

Yesterday’s webinar “The Wacky & Wonderful World of Eminent Domain After Kelo” packed a lot of information into one quick hour. Speakers Robert Thomas, partner at Damon, Key, Leong, Kupchak, Hastert in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Andrew Schwartz, partner at Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger in San Francisco, California, presented their opposing viewpoints on the use of eminent domain for redevelopment.

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Update: I-69 Informational meeting for affected property owners in Indiana

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 in News & Events

The Princeton Daily Clarion newspaper published an article this morning recapping the meeting held last night in Oakland City, Indiana to inform property owners of their rights and options in eminent domain and on the potential impacts of the proposed I-69 Corridor Project connecting Evansville to Indianapolis.

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CRE-UCONN Webinar: The Whacky & Wonderful World of Eminent Domain After Kelo

Posted on Oct 20, 2010 in News & Events

OCA Member, Robert Thomas (Hawaii) will be speaking about what the Court in Kelo really decided, and how courts in the intervening five years have viewed the decision. On the panel with Mr. Thomas will be Andrew W. Schwartz, from San Francisco’s Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger. The session will be moderated by John Clapp, Ph.D. of the UConn Center for Real Estate, and Michele Maresca, a land use attorney at Robinson & Cole in Hartford.

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Informational meeting tonight on the impacts of the I-69 Corridor in Indiana

Posted on Oct 19, 2010 in News & Events

The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) will be hosting an informational forum concerning Indiana Department of Transportation’s (INDOT) I-69 corridor project, a 142-mile highway connecting Indianapolis and Evansville. The meeting will take place at the Wirth Park Community Building in Oakland City, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 beginning at 6:30 PM.

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Crusading against eminent domain: Nevada attorney, Kermitt Waters, a man of the people

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 in News & Events

Sunday (10/10/10), The Las Vegas Sun featured Owners’ Counsel of America member and eminent domain attorney, Kermitt Waters, in a story titled Crusading eminent domain lawyer a man of the people. As Reporter Erin Dostal explained: “The cell phone won’t stop ringing. It is election season, after all, and it seems as if everybody from every party wants a piece of Kermitt Waters.”

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NY State Court of Claims: CSX entitled to $12.1 million in damages for property taken by eminent domain

Posted on Oct 6, 2010 in News & Events

The following press release regarding a recent NY Court of Claims ruling awarding just compensation of $12.1 million to the property owner in an eminent domain action is available in its entirety here.

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More on Texas developer’s attempt to Bulldoze free speech concerning eminent domain abuse

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 in News & Events

Yesterday, the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas, Texas heard oral argument in the defamation suit brought by developer H. Walker Royall against author Carla Main and the non-profit publisher, Encounter For Culture and Education, Inc. (“Encounter Books”), for writing and publishing the book Bulldozed: “Kelo,” Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land. Dana Berliner, Institute for Justice Senior Attorney, argued on behalf of Main and Encounter Books in support of their first amendment rights to freedom of speech and in opposition to developer H. Walk Royall’s request for monetary damages and that the Court prohibit further printing or distribution of the book.

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Mississippi property owners reach eminent domain settlement with the Navy

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 in News & Events

Two Mississippi landowners have recently reached a $1.2 million settlement with the United States Navy regarding compensation for land taken for use by Special Boat Team TWENTY-TWO (SBT-22) as a special operations live-fire riverine training range along the Pearl River in Hancock County, Mississippi. SBT-22, based at John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, is one of three Special Boat Teams.

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New Jersey family farm threatened by eminent domain

Posted on Sep 14, 2010 in News & Events

Robert Smith’s family has owned the 100-acre Willow Pond Farm in Washington Township, NJ since 1790. Today, more than 200 years since the family began working the farm, its future as a working farm and preserved farmland is threatened by the Washington Township Municipal Utilities Authority’s (MUA) plan to condemn 0.86 acres of the property for the purpose of drilling a public well to provide water for the municipal drinking supply.

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Happy Birthday to Robert Thomas @ inversecondemnation.com

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 in News & Events

Albeit a bit belated, we send our best wishes for another great year in blogging to our fellow law blogger Robert Thomas who celebrated the 4th anniversary of the birth of his blog www.inversecondemnaton.com on August 31.

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