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.
Update: Amici brief filed in SCOTUS “undivided fee rule” eminent domain case
Posted on May 1, 2010 in News & Events
Yesterday, the National Association for Home Builders together with the Wisconsin Building Association filed a brief amici curiae in support of the VFW in the 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).
WisDOT proposes eminent domain law changes
Posted on Apr 17, 2009 in News & Events
In January the Wisconsin Law Journal featured an article entitled “DOT wants to cap legal fees for eminent domain takings.” The author explained that WisDOT had proposed the changes as part of it’s 2009-11 budget and as a result of an increase WisDOT had seen in the payouts between 2004 and 2007 resulting from taking private property by eminent domain. (See our 1/15/09 post here.)
WisDOT pushes for new law to cap legal fees for eminent domain takings
Posted on Jan 15, 2009 in News & Events
DOT wants to cap legal fees for takings
by Dustin Block
Dolan Media Newswire
January 14, 2009
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation wants to make it more difficult for property owners to contest the price the state agency offers when it acquires their land for public construction projects.