Eminent Domain. Legal news and articles for October 29 - 31, 2011

Tea party endorses BryantNebraska tries to draw line in sand over Keystone pipelineIn a Willets Pt. Junkyard, Soccer Claims Eminent DomainEminent DomainMarcus Law Firm Seeks Retraction from UnkDaros/Andy Campbell CampaignTED GAY: Eminent domain and Cohannet SchoolVoters to tackle eminent domainAlison Littell McHose, incumbent RepublicanChallenger faces four-term City Council incumbent in Ward 8Pipeline session looks to MontanaSignificant new laws for OklahomaIs eminent domain a real monster?Natchezians study ballot initiativesNorthern Pass works on new preferred routeALEX MILLS: Eminent domain dispute pits pipeline operators against property owners

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Kladek Protests City's Eminent Domain Proceedings
Patch.comOctober 12, 2011

The process of eminent domain allows local or state officials to acquire private property for public use, according to Minnesota law. The government body is required to pay "fair market value" for the property. The city, Lynch said, only pursues the ...more »

Monrovia property owner sues city, Gold Line again over planned rail yard
Pasadena Star-NewsOctober 8, 2011

MONROVIA - George W. Brokate of Excalibur Property Holdings has filed two more lawsuits against the city in an effort to save his Evergreen Avenue property from eminent domain for a rail yard. ...more »

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Tea party endorses Bryant
WLBT-TVOctober 31, 2011

The group says they stand behind Bryant because is fought the president's health care plan; he supports an Arizona style immigration bill and he supports the Personhood Initiative as well as the propositions on the ballot for eminent domain and voter ...more »

Nebraska tries to draw line in sand over Keystone pipeline
ReutersOctober 31, 2011

These are: the route of the pipeline, liability for any oil leak, and "eminent domain" laws covering how TransCanada can acquire the land for the pipeline route. In the second week of the session, the bills are likely to be examined by the Natural ...more »

In a Willets Pt. Junkyard, Soccer Claims Eminent Domain
New York Times (blog)October 31, 2011

The area is still a thriving business district of more than 200 auto businesses, but the city has bought up much of the area and may use eminent domain to acquire remaining parcels owned by holdouts. The whole thing has proceeded at a glacial pace, ...more »

Eminent Domain
Laurel Leader CallOctober 31, 2011

They examined economic indicators before and after legislative or judicial restrictions on eminent domain and then compared laws between states based on the type of reforms imposed. Not surprisingly, the study's results indicate no negative economic ...more »

Marcus Law Firm Seeks Retraction from UnkDaros/Andy Campbell Campaign
Patch.comOctober 31, 2011

“ The town has sued the Marcus Law Firm, alleging malpractice and negligence in its conduct of an early phase ofthe long-running Tabor eminent domain case, when it served as the town counselor. The town's seizure by eminent domain of 77 acres of ...more »

TED GAY: Eminent domain and Cohannet School
Taunton Daily GazetteOctober 31, 2011

This marks the first time eminent domain and Cohannet were mentioned publicly in the same breath. Gay is a former solicitor. He knows what you can and can't do within city government. So does assistant city solicitor Jody Fiore, and if anyone had asked ...more »

Voters to tackle eminent domain
Hattiesburg AmericanOctober 30, 2011

Exceptions from the prohibition include drainage and levee facilities, roads, bridges, ports, airports, common carriers and utilities. The prohibition would not apply in certain situations, including public nuisance, structures unfit for human ...more »

Alison Littell McHose, incumbent Republican
Dailyrecord.comOctober 30, 2011

I am proud to have been a sponsor of several small business tax reforms, which were long-neglected by Democrat governors, have been enacted and signed into law in a bi-partisan way. I am happy that a solid discussion and action has been taken to rein ...more »

Challenger faces four-term City Council incumbent in Ward 8
Cuyahoga Falls News PressOctober 30, 2011

"I'm not big on eminent domain as a first option." Mader, 66, said he is running for re-election primarily to continue working to protect the ward from negative outside interests, update the area's infrastructure and improve the aesthetics of the State ...more »

Pipeline session looks to Montana
Omaha World-HeraldOctober 30, 2011

Montana's law also requires that eminent domain cannot be used until a project gets a state permit. TransCanada has threatened to use eminent domain to obtain easements in Nebraska, but there is a legal question of whether that power could be exerted ...more »

Significant new laws for Oklahoma
NewsOK.comOctober 30, 2011

HB 1438 requires an accounting of state-owned assets. SB 801 requires vendors to tell customers certain information about portable electronic insurance. HB 1255 allows any US attorney or assistant US attorney to carry a firearm if the person has ...more »

Is eminent domain a real monster?
Natchez DemocratOctober 30, 2011

But the state's current eminent domain law has been on the books for decades. Quick, can you think of a single case in which someone you know was wronged by the state taking away their property? Clearly, while Initiative 31 strikes us all in our heart, ...more »

Natchezians study ballot initiatives
Natchez DemocratOctober 30, 2011

“The unintended effect would very likely jeopardize current protections in state law and cause a loss of momentum in the ultimate goal of establishing full legal protection of the unborn from the moment of conception.” Powers said it is a position that ...more »

Northern Pass works on new preferred route
The Union LeaderOctober 30, 2011

A bill passed by the NH House of Representatives but still being considered in the Senate would clarify New Hampshire's eminent domain law in this case, but that decision isn't expected to be reached in time to affect landowners grappling with offers ...more »

ALEX MILLS: Eminent domain dispute pits pipeline operators against property owners
San Angelo Standard TimesOctober 29, 2011

The trial court found that Denbury Green is a common carrier, and it has the power of eminent domain. The court of appeals affirmed, concluding that Denbury Green had established as a matter of law its common-carrier status. However, the Supreme Court ...more »

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