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  • Landowner Rights: Minnesota Buy-The-Farm Statute Not Subject To Reasonableness Requirement


    Thursday, April 02, 2015

    Facts: Great River Energy and other public utilities are installing a high-voltage transmission line from South Dakota to Minnesota. To install this line, the utilities need to obtain easements across many parcels of land. One such parcel is owned by Dale and Janet Tauer. Great River sought to use its power [...] Read More

     

     

  • Takings: 6-Month Abandonment Rule For Mobile Homes Creates A Taking


    Thursday, April 02, 2015

    Facts: Under a zoning ordinance enacted by the Village of Lodi, Ohio, mobile home parks were not permitted on properties zoned R-2. Both Sunset Properties, L.L.C. (Sunset) and Meadowview Village, Inc. (Meadowview) owned properties zoned R-2 on which they operated mobile home parks. However, both landowners were able to continue [...] Read More

     

     

  • Eminent Domain: Amtrak Couldn't Challenge Condemnation 7 Years After It Knew Of Its Injury


    Thursday, April 02, 2015

    Facts: In 2001, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) began negotiating with the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to purchase some of Amtrak’s property. NYSDOT planned to build an urban parkland called the Bronx River Greenway, and to do so required building on several parcels of land owned by Amtrak. The [...] Read More

     

     

  • Environmental: Oregon Ballot Initiative Must Describe Impact On Air/Water Quality


    Thursday, April 02, 2015

    Facts: An Oregon ballot initiative, Initiative Petition 8 (2016), would eliminate some of the authority of Portland’s metropolitan service district. The metropolitan service district creates rules that are binding on cities and counties within the district. For example, the district adopts urban growth boundaries, creates a regional plan, and changes the comprehensive [...] Read More

     

     

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