Eminent Domain. Legal news and articles for April 19 - 27, 2017

Flood protectionHow county pipeline case in Va. Supreme Court could shape ...Des Moines files for eminent domain for new facilityDes Moines initiates eminent domain process for new facilityDes Moines initiates eminent domain process for new facilityDes Moines Initiates Eminent Domain Process for New FacilityThe use and abuse of eminent domain around the worldDenver Post: Update Colorado's 'forced-pooling' lawEminent domain bill draws positive remarksTransco not following state eminent domain rulesLawyers Gear Up to Protect South Texas Landowners from Border Wall Land GrabsFight Over Oil & Gas Eminent Domain Bill OngoingRPT-INSIGHT-Last stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipelineLast stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipelineProperty Snatchers: How Eminent Domain Can Leave You Without a Home

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Menlo Park family gets apology in fire district eminent domain confusion
The Mercury NewsMarch 30, 2017

The Hoermanns hired lawyers after receiving a letter from the fire district informing them of the process of eminent domain, news Alex Hoermann has said put the family in “emotional limbo.” ... I don't like the way the law is written but we had to ...more »

Rail eminent domain changes win legislative approval
nwitimes.comApril 10, 2017

Eric Holcomb is expected to approve changing the state's eminent domain statute to limit why and how railroads can forcibly purchase private property for new or expanded rail service. The Indiana House voted 96-0 Monday to accept Senate revisions to ...more »

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Flood protection
Minot Daily NewsApril 27, 2017

The Minot City Council's Finance and Improvements Committee is recommending the city seek proposals from law firms to handle future eminent domain cases. The city currently contracts with Swanson & Warcup, but that contract is set to expire June 30.more »

How county pipeline case in Va. Supreme Court could shape ...
Staunton News LeaderApril 26, 2017

RICHMOND - The Augusta County pipeline case between landowner Hazel Palmer and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, made its way to the Supreme Court of ...more »

Des Moines files for eminent domain for new facility
The Daily NonpareilApril 26, 2017

This Tuesday, April 18, 2017 photo, shows the King of Kings Missionary Baptist Church on the southeast side of Des Moines, Iowa. The church is one of numerous properties the city plans to use eminent domain to purchase as it moves ahead with plans to ...more »

Des Moines initiates eminent domain process for new facility
Finance and CommerceApril 25, 2017

... but it depends on how willing and ready property owners are to vacate. “Eminent domain can take months if not a full year because there's plenty of protections for the property owners — rightfully so — under state law,” said Scott Sanders, city ...more »

Des Moines initiates eminent domain process for new facility
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerApril 25, 2017

"Eminent domain can take months if not a full year because there's plenty of protections for the property owners — rightfully so — under state law," said Scott Sanders, city manager. Sanders said the city would like to acquire the land as soon as ...more »

Des Moines Initiates Eminent Domain Process for New Facility
U.S. News & World ReportApril 25, 2017

"Eminent domain can take months if not a full year because there's plenty of protections for the property owners — rightfully so — under state law," said Scott Sanders, city manager. Sanders said the city would like to acquire the land as soon as ...more »

The use and abuse of eminent domain around the world
Washington PostApril 24, 2017

My new co-edited book Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective, has just been published by Cambridge University Press. The other editors are Korean law and economics scholars Iljoong Kim and Hojun Lee. It looks at the use and abuse of eminent ...more »

Denver Post: Update Colorado's 'forced-pooling' law
Journal AdvocateApril 24, 2017

Under the statute, an operator can gain access to a property owner's oil and gas rights, even if that landowner is opposed to selling or leasing. As reported nearby in our pages, critics call forced pooling a form of corporate eminent domain. Colorado ...more »

Eminent domain bill draws positive remarks
ReporterNews.comApril 23, 2017

The bill seeks steps to protect private property owners from abuse in the eminent domain process whereby land is taken by private corporations and government entities for “public good.” “Private law abiding citizens should not emerge from the eminent ...more »

Transco not following state eminent domain rules
Newnan Times-HeraldApril 23, 2017

Transco claims that, as a project cleared through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and built under the Natural Gas Act of 1938, Georgia's eminent domain laws don't apply to the 115-mile Dalton Expansion project. “We are actually pre-empted from ...more »

Lawyers Gear Up to Protect South Texas Landowners from Border Wall Land Grabs
San Antonio CurrentApril 21, 2017

For South Texas landowners, Donald Trump's presidential win came as a warning shot. With a campaign centered on the rallying cry "Build that wall," Trump's election meant their private property may soon be crowded with unwanted construction — and may ...more »

Fight Over Oil & Gas Eminent Domain Bill Ongoing
CBS LocalApril 20, 2017

(CBS4) – Oil and gas companies in Colorado are using a familiar tactic — eminent domain — to acquire mineral rights from homeowners and drill beneath homes. Right now ... Becker said the law is also meant to insure all mineral owners get paid. He ...more »

RPT-INSIGHT-Last stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipeline
NasdaqApril 20, 2017

If the route is approved, Jorde said the firm plans to file legal challenges, potentially challenging TransCanada's right to use eminent domain law to seize property. Eminent domain allows for the government to expropriate private land in the public ...more »

Last stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipeline
West Central TribuneApril 19, 2017

If the route is approved, Jorde said the firm plans to file legal challenges, potentially challenging TransCanada's right to use eminent domain law to seize property. Eminent domain allows for the government to expropriate private land in the public ...more »

Property Snatchers: How Eminent Domain Can Leave You Without a Home
Realtor.com NewsApril 19, 2017

Eminent domain has been on the rise across the country for a few years now, says Robert McNamara, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, a public-interest law firm based in Arlington, VA, that defends against such cases. It dates to the time ...more »

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