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  • Undesirable Land Use: Donation Bins Are Protected Free Speech, Ordinance Struck Down

    Thursday, May 07, 2015

    Facts: Planet Aid, a nonprofit charitable organization, challenged an ordinance that prohibited unattended, outdoor donation bins within the City of St. Johns, Michigan. Planet Aid collects donated clothing and shoes through its donation bins, and then it distributes those donated items to organizations in other countries. In December 2012, Planet [...] Read More



  • Nuisance: Landowner Successfully Sues Twice For County's Faulty Stormwater System

    Thursday, May 07, 2015

    Facts: In 2011, William Heath, Jr. sued DeKalb County, Georgia for the second time. The first time, in 2009, he alleged that the County had failed to maintain its sewer and storm water drainage system, which caused flooding that eroded his property and resulted in an inverse condemnation. A jury awarded Heath $7,000 for the diminished value of [...] Read More



  • Eminent Domain: Reservoir Commission With Private Member Could Not Condemn Property

    Thursday, May 07, 2015

    Facts: Eight municipal agencies and one corporation banded together and created the Clarke County Reservoir Commission (Commission), which condemned private property in order to create a new reservoir in Clarke County, Iowa. The landowners, including Linda Sue Abbott and the Edwin D. and Deloris A. Robins Revocable Trust, challenged [...] Read More



  • Easements: Chemical Company May Not Be Able To Abandon Old Pipeline

    Thursday, May 07, 2015

    Facts: Angus Chemical Company (Angus) generated formaldehyde- and acetone-laced wastewater at a facility in Sterlington, Louisiana. It disposed of the wastewater via a 12-inch pipeline that ran across property owned by Glendora Plantation, Inc. (Glendora). Angus’ predecessor obtained a right-of-way easement from Glendora’s predecessors [...] Read More



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