Tag: just compensation
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.
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.
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.
7th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference September 30 & October 1, 2010
Posted on Aug 9, 2010 in News & Events
The annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference presented by the William & Mary Property Rights Project and the Institute of The Bill of Rights Law will be held September 30 – October 1, 2010 at the William & Mary Law School in historic Williamsburg, VA.
Overdue payment for Missouri property taken by eminent domain finally paid
Posted on Jul 23, 2010 in News & Events
KMOX.com reports here that just compensation has finally been paid to St. Louis property owner Bill Simon for the 2 acre commercial property he owned in the Bottle District of downtown St. Louis. In 2005, the Land Clearance and Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) seized Mr. Simon’s land by eminent domain for the purpose of redevelopment.
St. Louis property owner waiting for just compensation to be paid for property taken by eminent domain
Posted on Jul 22, 2010 in News & Events
In July 2008, a jury awarded Bill Simon $2,871,200, an increase of approximately $1.6 million over what he had initially been offered. (See our previous post about the case here.) The court entered a judgment against the Land Clearance and Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) requiring the city agency to pay the verdict amount plus $317,427 in pre-trial interest and $475 per day in interest thereafter.
Milwaukee VFW eminent domain battle: ‘You can’t fight city hall’
Posted on Jun 28, 2010 in News & Events
The Daily Reporter (Milwaukee, WI) posted an article June 22 by Sean Ryan detailing the VFW eminent domain case refused for review by the U. S. Supreme Court (see our previous post here). Mr. Ryan’s article ‘You can’t fight city hall’: VFW loses eminent domain battle outlines the history of the case – a near decade long battle waged by the VFW Post 2874 against the Milwaukee Redevelopment Authority over just compensation for the Post’s valuable long-term leasehold.
NJ Supreme Court issues opinion in “a bizarre condemnation” case
Posted on Jun 22, 2010 in News & Events
This morning the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an unanimous opinion in the inverse condemnation/regulatory takings/adverse possession case Klumpp v. Borough of Avalon, No. A-49-09 (June 22, 2010), for which the New Jersey Law Journal coined the phrase “a bizarre condemnation.”
U.S. Supreme Court will not review Wisconsin VFW eminent domain case
Posted on Jun 19, 2010 in News & Events
Following last week’s conference, the U.S. Supreme Court this morning issued an order denying certiorari review in City of Milwaukee Post No. 2874 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States v. Redevelopment Agency of the City of Milwaukee, No. 09-1204 (cert. petition filed Apr. 2, 2010) SCOTUS online docket here.
SCOTUS eminent domain case concerning “undivided fee rule” scheduled for conference
Posted on Jun 9, 2010 in News & Events
The Respondent’s brief in opposition and Petitioner’s reply in support of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Wisconsin eminent domain case, City of Milwaukee Post No. 2874 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States v. Redevelopment Agency of the City of Milwaukee, No. 09-1204 (cert. petition filed Apr. 2, 2010), have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. The matter has been distributed and is calendared for conference on June 17, 2010. (SCOTUS Docket No 09-1204.)