Eminent Domain. Legal news and articles for February 17 - 18, 2012

American Bar AssociationTiebreaking role puts Bolling in spotlightTexans rally against Keystone XL oil pipeline easementDeveloper challenges tribe's takeover of SkywalkJudge temporarily halts Pa. gas pipeline construction amid court battle ...TransCanada Claims Eminent Domain, Texoma Landowners FueledLeague City officials pursuing eminent domain to gain control of historic ...Developer challenges tribe's takeover of SkywalkEminent domain constitutional amendment passes in Senate, HouseTexans in 'no man's land' fight against Canadian pipeline giantVa Farmer, State Settle Eminent Domain FightVa farmer, state settle eminent domain fightKeystone Pipeline Sparks Property Rights BacklashAmerican Bar AssociationWythe County farmer settles suit with VDOT

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Examiner Local Editorial: Virginia seeks to right eminent domain wrongs
Washington ExaminerFebruary 1, 2012

A proposed constitutional amendment to protect Virginia property owners from the widespread abuse of eminent domain is once again before the General Assembly. The measure easily passed both legislative chambers last year, but according to Virginia law, ...more »

Virginia growers continue push for eminent domain reform
Southeast Farm PressFebruary 2, 2012

Farmers said their visits to members of the General Assembly during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation's annual Legislative Day were a critical step in securing a constitutional amendment to protect private property from eminent domain abuse.more »

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American Bar Association
Law.comFebruary 18, 2012

He recently joined us on the faculty of the ALI-ABA eminent domain program in San Diego, and spoke at the 2011 Brigham... ...program the New Jersey State Bar Association and USI Affinity, the bar... The Cuban American Bar Association held its 28th...more »

Tiebreaking role puts Bolling in spotlight
Richmond Times DispatchFebruary 18, 2012

Bill Bolling, a Republican who presides over the Virginia Senate, has cast 10 tiebreaking votes on issues ranging from voting to eminent domain to drug screening of some welfare recipients. The latest came Friday, when Bolling broke a 20-20 tie in the ...more »

Texans rally against Keystone XL oil pipeline easement
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 18, 2012

By Kim Murphy President Obama may have nixed a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, but that hasn't stopped the Canadian company that wants to build the 1660-mile structure from going to court to force the cooperation of landowners who ...more »

Developer challenges tribe's takeover of Skywalk
Las Vegas SunFebruary 18, 2012

The Hualapai Tribe declared eminent domain over the management contract earlier this month and said it will pay Las Vegas businessman David Jin $11 million in compensation. Both sides have accused the other of failing to uphold an agreement under which ...more »

Judge temporarily halts Pa. gas pipeline construction amid court battle ...
The RepublicFebruary 18, 2012

A judge has issued a temporary halt to construction and tree clearing on a natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania's pristine Endless Mountains that's embroiled in a court fight over eminent domain. The order Friday from the 2nd US Circuit Court ...more »

TransCanada Claims Eminent Domain, Texoma Landowners Fueled
KTENFebruary 18, 2012

According to Texas Natural Resources and Property codes, the company claims it has eminent domain and will compensate residents accordingly. "There is no public use or common good to dedicate them as a common carrier," Rita Beving said, activist.more »

League City officials pursuing eminent domain to gain control of historic ...
Your Houston NewsFebruary 17, 2012

League City Mayor Tim Paulissen and the city council voted to begin eminent domain proceedings on a .896 acre parcel of land on Louisiana Avenue near FM 518. If successful, taking control of the lot will give city officials control of an endangered 100 ...more »

Developer challenges tribe's takeover of Skywalk
Las Vegas SunFebruary 17, 2012

The Hualapai Tribe declared eminent domain over the management contract earlier this month and said it will pay Las Vegas businessman David Jin $11 million in compensation. Both sides have accused the other of failing to uphold an agreement under which ...more »

Eminent domain constitutional amendment passes in Senate, House
Augusta Free PressFebruary 17, 2012

Farm Bureau, the state's largest farm advocacy organization, has been supporting a constitutional amendment for eminent domain reform for the past several years. For a constitutional amendment to be enacted, it must pass in the General Assembly two ...more »

Texans in 'no man's land' fight against Canadian pipeline giant
KENS 5 TVFebruary 17, 2012

Several landowners along the proposed pipeline route say TransCanada has bullied them into selling their property by asserting “eminent domain” authority, the same power that governments use to seize land for highways and other public infrastructure ...more »

Va Farmer, State Settle Eminent Domain Fight
WSLSFebruary 17, 2012

By: | AP WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) A Wythe County farmer has settled a lawsuit that claimed the state took his land and damaged it for a bridge project without compensating him. Edd Jennings sued the Virginia Department of Transportation in 2005 over the ...more »

Va farmer, state settle eminent domain fight
WSETFebruary 17, 2012

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Wythe County farmer has settled a lawsuit that claimed the state took his land and damaged it for a bridge project without compensating him. Edd Jennings sued the Virginia Department of Transportation in 2005 over the expansion ...more »

Keystone Pipeline Sparks Property Rights Backlash
Texas TribuneFebruary 17, 2012

Under Texas law, only pipelines that are deemed “common carriers” — the pipeline world's equivalent of a public road — can condemn property for easements. The state Natural Resources Code says that to gain common carrier status, oil pipeline ...more »

American Bar Association
Law.comFebruary 17, 2012

He recently joined us on the faculty of the ALI-ABA eminent domain program in San Diego, and spoke at the 2011 Brigham... ...program the New Jersey State Bar Association and USI Affinity, the bar... The Cuban American Bar Association held its 28th...more »

Wythe County farmer settles suit with VDOT
Roanoke TimesFebruary 17, 2012

Waldo declined to say how much the state paid to settle the case. VDOT spokeswoman Michelle Earl confirmed a "tentative agreement" in the lawsuit but said she could not comment on the monetary amount until court documents are finalized.more »

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