Tag: just compensation

OCA Files Amicus Brief in Support of Property Owner in SCOTUS Eminent Domain Case

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 in News & Events

Owners’ Counsel of America recently filed an amicus brief (embedded below) in support of the property owners in River Center LLC v.Dormitory Auth. of the State of New York (11-922) urging the United States Supreme Court to grant review and correct the eminent domain decision by the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court.

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Michigan eminent domain attorney, Darius Dynkowski, discusses the Detroit-Windsor Bridge project

Posted on Jun 7, 2011 in News & Events

In this interview with Dbusiness Magazine, attorney Darius Dynkowski* discusses the procedures and laws of eminent domain with respect to the proposed New International Trade Crossing, also known as the Detroit-Windsor Bridge. He explains what residents and business owners in the footprint of the project site can expect if and when the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) begins acquiring property for this proposed project.

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Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation seminar scheduled for February 17-19, 2011

Posted on Feb 4, 2011 in News & Events

The 28th Annual American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Course will take place Thursday, February 17 – Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables, Florida. The course runs concurrently with ALI-ABA’s annual Course of Study, Condemnation 101: Making the Complex Simple in Eminent Domain.

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Owners’ Counsel of America launches new website

Posted on Feb 2, 2011 in News & Events

The Owners’ Counsel of America unveiled its redesigned website, www.ownerscounsel.com, a dynamic new site designed to connect property owners facing eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and other forms of property takings with an experienced and skilled condemnation attorney in nearly every state.

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St. Louis family business secures $5.3 from MoDOT in condemnation case

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 in News & Events

A St. Louis-based frozen food company, M & L Foods, Inc., recently secured a $5.3 million from the Missouri Department of Transportation to settle an eminent domain case that required the company give up its entire property and relocate its business. MoDOT condemned the M & L property for the construction of a new Interstate 70 Mississippi River Bridge. M & L’s attorney, Robert Denlow, explained that the settlement funds will allow M & L Foods to relocate within the city and continue operating this St. Louis-based business after more than 100 years. [Disclosure: Robert Denlow is the Missouri Member of the Owners’ Counsel of America.]

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New York Court awards $3.4 million in fees and costs to Mobil Oil in eminent domain action

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 in News & Events

New York, NY – Attorneys from the New York law firm of Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, the only law firm in New York practicing exclusively in the area of condemnation law, recently obtained a decision of more than $3.4 million for Exxon Mobil Oil Corp. in what is believed to be the largest award made under Section 701 of New York’s Eminent Domain Procedure Law.

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Can TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline take private property by eminent domain?

Posted on Nov 30, 2010 in News & Events

Utility providers such as natural gas, electric, telecommunications and water/sewer companies generally may be granted the power of eminent domain by the local, state or federal government for the purpose of constructing utility infrastructure that is considered a public purpose or having public benefit. The power of eminent domain may be bestowed upon such utility companies, whether considered private or public, by statute and often must be approved by government regulatory agencies, such as FERC in the case of pipelines and transmission projects.

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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.

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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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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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