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|Iowa Landowners File Lawsuits to Suspend Eminent Domain Hearings|
Bill Hanigan; Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.;
June 20, 2016, previously published on May 20, 2016On Friday, May 20, Bill Hanigan of the Davis Brown Law firm filed separate lawsuits on behalf of Verdell and Marian Johnson, and Marvin and Bonnie Zoch, against Dakota Access Pipeline Company. Both couples are Cherokee County Iowa landowners opposed to the use of eminent domain to seize farmland.
|A New Procedure for Appointing Commissioners to Partition Property in Tennessee|
C.E. Hunter Brush; Butler Snow LLP;
June 20, 2016, previously published on June 8, 2016Generally, any person that has an ownership interest in property in which one or more other persons also have an interest may bring an action to divide the property or to sell the property and have the proceeds therefrom divided. Such an action may arise when several children inherit equal...
|Eminent Domain: Summary of Recent Legislative Changes|
Michael N. Shannon; Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC;
September 10, 2015, previously published on August 2015Arkansas law regarding eminent domain was amended in the 2013 and 2015 legislative sessions in several meaningful ways.
|Heritage Value and Eminent Domain|
Gregory F. Servodidio; Pullman & Comley, LLC;
April 16, 2015, previously published on Winter 2015The famous case of Kelo v. New London decided by the Connecticut Supreme Court in 2003 eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which rendered its decision in 2005. The lesson of Kelo was that governmental entities could take property by eminent domain for development by private entities even if...
|Unaccepted Offers as Evidence of Value?|
Elliott B. Pollack; Pullman & Comley, LLC;
April 16, 2015, previously published on Winter 2015When an ad valorem assessment is challenged as excessive or when the amount awarded for real property taken in an eminent domain proceeding is attacked as inadequate, the central dispute is value/compensation. In addition to fact and other expert witnesses, the litigants present appraisers’...
|New Jersey Supreme Court Adopts Affirmative Defense Under Federal Law to Claims of Supervisory Harassment Under State Law|
Duane Morris LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided Aguas v. New Jersey and established that New Jersey employers have an affirmative defense to claims of vicarious liability for supervisory harassment arising under the Law Against Discrimination (LAD).
|Hands off My Vehicle’s Black Box: Legislation to Protect New Jersey Drivers’ Privacy Rights May Soon Become Reality.|
Jill L. Walsh; Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP;
December 19, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014Efforts are underway in New Jersey to enact legislation that would make data available in an automobile's event data recorder (a.k.a “EDR” or “black box”) the property of the vehicle's owner. EDRs have the ability to track an automobile’s speed, location, date of use...
|New Jersey Appellate Division Vacates Rehabilitation Area Designation of Former Industrial Complex in Hoboken|
John J. Reilly; Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 2014On September 23, 2014, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division issued a decision approved for publication in R. Neumann & Co. v. City of Hoboken, in which plaintiff Neumann challenged the Hoboken City Council’s 2011 designation of its landmark Observer Highway former industrial...
|North Carolina Coop Entitled to Trial Over Condemnation|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014North Carolina’s Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation will get another chance in court to condemn certain land on which it wishes to run transmission lines. Landowner Tim Sweeney, a Cary, North Carolina, video game developer, challenged the condemnation last spring, and the Superior...
|Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case|
Glenn L. Block; California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC;
August 29, 2014, previously published by California Eminent Domain Law BlogPrivate property owner has banned public access to Martins Beach Road which leads to Martins Beach. The public and some legislatures demand access to the beach. Possible eminent domain case may arise if Senate Bill 968 is signed by Gov. Brown.