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With negotiations stalled, the Fenton family last week became the first Nelson County landowners to be sued by the Atlantic Coast pipeline under the power of eminent domain. In the United States District Court's Western District of Virginia on Jan. 31, Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC filed suit against Fenton ...
The company, which is majority owned by Dominion Energy, sued the Wintergreen Property Owners Association Friday in the United States Court for the Western District of Virginia for seven and a half acres. The suit cites eminent domain, or the governmental power to take private property for public use.

Garfield officials have a master redevelopment plan that calls for using eminent domain to take possibly as many as 27 properties. Not surprisingly, that plan is being challenged. eminent domain should be a planning tool used with great care. Private property owners should have the legal right to hold on to ...
As proposed, Brewer's Legislative Bill 752 would prohibit Nebraska electric utilities from using eminent domain authority to obtain right-of-way "on behalf of a third party accessing the infrastructure to sell electric energy." (State law only allows private companies to generate electricity in the state if they use ...
Atlantic Coast pipeline files eminent-domain suit against Nelson County family. Emily Brown ... ACP has not yet reached agreements with all landowners on the route in Nelson County, but no eminent domain suits have been filed against other Nelson landowners. Most ACP construction in Nelson is slated ...
Town officials are considering the use of eminent domain to gain access to a portion of the Ludovico Sculpture Trail on the south side the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. eminent domain allows a governmental entity to gain access or control of a parcel of private land if it can convince a judge it would be in the ...

The PennEast pipeline Co. filed eminent domain notices in federal court to obtain access to land owned by dozens of people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who have refused its offers of compensation for building the proposed natural gas pipeline on their property. Court documents were filed in both ...
The project's backing company filed eminent domain lawsuits against 47 property owners in Pennsylvania and New Jersey this week, court records show. The filings come several weeks after PennEast was granted eminent domain authority by virtue of a project approval by federal regulators, and the day ...
Garfield officials have a master redevelopment plan that calls for using eminent domain to take possibly as many as 27 properties. Not surprisingly, that plan is being challenged. eminent domain should be a planning tool used with great care. Private property owners should have the legal right to hold onto ...
The response was sparked by the Borough Council's passage of an ordinance allowing it to take the lots via eminent domain, if the property owners do not agree to sell. Borough officials have said the proposed mixed-use development, to be built on Kinderkamack Road, would yield between 22 and 29 ...
The PennEast pipeline Co. filed eminent domain notices in federal court to obtain access to land owned by dozens of people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who have refused its offers of compensation for building the proposed natural gas pipeline on their property. Court documents were filed in both ...
"The council did always express that we acquire the properties without eminent domain, but because of the situation with Abraham, they authorized it. We did have a willing seller, but he was unable to deliver." She said the city would go to the bankruptcy court and ask that the city be allowed to proceed with ...
The phrase 'eminent domain' continues to come up in ongoing discussions in Texas about issues such as the border wall President Trump wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border and the Texas Bullet Train, where some residents are worried about how the proposed route might affect their property.
PennEast has begun to file eminent domain lawsuits against holdout landowners to gain access to their property. On Tuesday, the natural gas pipeline consortium filed 44 eminent domain lawsuits in federal court in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Of those filings, 28 were for properties in Hunterdon County, ...
A federal judge in Virginia has ordered Mountain Valley pipeline to appear in court Thursday and report on how long it would take to conduct additional property appraisals along the pipeline route, Kallanish Energy reports. U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Dillon in Roanoke, Va., said Mountain Valley ...
The city of Marthasville is preparing to exercise its power of eminent domain to build sewer pipes under four flood levees. The pipes would connect existing sections of a sewer line that were installed several years ago, leading from Marthasville's lagoon to the Missouri river. The levees are maintained by ...
Both the Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest statues were taken down in December, but now two months later the proposed Historic Properties Act could grant the state's Historical Commission Power of eminent domain to recover historical properties. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Frank Niceley ...

Ellen Gerhart and her family made headlines after getting arrested in 2016 for impeding tree removal. Ever since, she has been in and out of court fighting to keep Sunoco's crews off her land. The pipes haven't gotten to her land yet because of her constant repeals to an eminent domain order from Sunoco in 2016. However ...
The Supreme Court's decision not to grant further appeal will allow a May 2017 decision upholding Sunoco's right to eminent domain for the pipeline to stand. In a 2-1 decision last year, the Commonwealth Court affirmed a decision by Huntingdon County Judge George Zanic, issued in January 2016, that ...
The Orange County Transportation Authority board voted Monday to pursue eminent domain for three properties, one in Fountain Valley and two in Huntington Beach, for its 405 ... eminent domain is the power of a governing body to take private property for public use for "just" compensation to the owner.
Property owners turned down a $9.7 million offer from Fishers, The Indianapolis Star reported. The city then began the eminent domain process in Hamilton County court to obtain the land. A judge has appointed three appraisers to determine a fair market price by Feb. 4. Fishers spokeswoman Ashley Elrod ...
26, a $12.4 million settlement was finalized between the Missouri Department of Transportation and owners of 485.7 acres in the Cottleville area taken by eminent domain for part of the route. "To my knowledge, this is the end" of legal battles concerning the long-sought road, said Jerome Wallach, attorney ...
16 to authorize eminent domain proceedings on 84 properties along Highway 169, mostly in the areas between and surrounding County Road 14 and County Road 78. eminent domain is the government's right to take private property for public projects, such as roads and bridges, through condemnation ...
NILES -- Completion of a water loop project on Difford Drive has stalled because the city must proceed with eminent domain on two properties to get easements ... City Council gave the green light to Law Director Terry Swauger to begin the eminent domain process to get easements from Maria Rosa, 1323 ...
With the vote approved to use eminent domain, the city filed in September a petition to condemn in DeKalb County Superior Court, which meant the two parties would enter into negotiations with a court-appointed special master. A special master essentially serves as a judge to hear evidence from both ...
WARWICK -- Residents surrounding the property at 16 Elm Street packed the village hall Tuesday night but walked away disappointed and angry when the mayor and village trustees rejected their request to use eminent domain to acquire the land that is being considered as the new site of Yesterdays ...
In one of the most controversial eminent domain decisions ever, the United States Supreme Court ruled in 2005 (Kelo vs. City of New London) that a city's exercise of its eminent domain powers to take private property in furtherance of an economic development plan satisfied the constitutional requirement ...
The government can take privately held land under its power of eminent domain--as long as the land is used for a public benefit, like a road, hospital or even an economic development project. But eminent domain is controversial; many on the right consider it a government overreach, and many on the left ...
In an op-ed, a carpenters union official spells out the cost that wage theft has on all New Yorkers. He notes that it is an issue of fairness, which is true, and not one of union versus nonunion. Of course, wage theft is far less common on union construction jobs, so any reduction of it will narrow the cost ...
During this portion of his address, Cuomo seemed to suggest that the state's power of eminent domain could be used to condemn the station. "There is no time for politics, bureaucracy or delay. The State has the power of eminent domain for just such a purpose," Cuomo said Wednesday. "We must make ...
The state has the power of eminent domain for just such a purpose," he said. "We must make Penn better, we must make it safer, we must cooperate with all our partners, but we must do it now." At the same time, Cuomo vowed to coordinate with all stakeholders, several of whom he has attacked in the past.
Scott Thompson, owner of ArthurLee LLC, explains the background of the trespassing suit against Red Lion. The court ruled the borough was trespassing on Thompson's property when it built a parking lot against his building. The borough council passed an ordinance establishing its right to claim eminent ...
GARFIELD -- Residents and business owners in a first-ward redevelopment area will now have 45 days to appeal a decision that could result in their properties being taken by eminent domain. The majority of the city council approved a resolution determining the area in need of redevelopment on Tuesday ...
Building Trump's much-ballyhooed border wall will requiring using eminent domain to forcibly take the land of numerous property owners. If that happens, many of the property owners probably will not get anything like adequate compensation. A just-published study conducted by ProPublica and the Texas ...
The decision to acquire 111 Cypress by eminent domain follows the high school Building Committee's unanimous decision in April 2017 to use the site to create a ninth-grade academy and improve science facilities and collaborative space and the main high school building. The academy will address a ...
City leaders say rescinding eminent domain doesn't mean they're no longer moving forward with plans to renovate the Superblock. Over a year ago, it was announced a new library and children's museum would move into the area. Those plans were put on hold following the outcome of November's ...
Photographer Jack Thompson's Gallery is one of the two buildings Myrtle Beach City Council is considering rescinding eminent domain from. The city is slated to talk about the issue on Feb. 3 at the council meeting. The other building is House Parts LLC. The properties are on both ends of the block facing ...
Last week, gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich suggested the city seek a restraining order to block the closing and potentially use eminent domain to take control of the property. On Jan. 5, Quroum Health announced it would shutter operations at Affinity Medical Center on Feb. 4 and would proceed to ...
Twenty-five Tukwila business owners fear they won't be compensated by the city after Tukwila used eminent domain to force them to relocate. By law, the city must pay landowners for eminent domain cases. Up until last year, however, there was no legal mandate to pay business owners forced to move.
WAVERLY -- A proposal to put eminent domain on the table in order to keep the Cedar River Parkway project on schedule passed the council Monday night. ... Werger added that negotiations were ongoing, but wanted the authority of eminent domain to help fast-track agreements between four property ...
RED LION, Pa. (WHTM) -- Red Lion Borough Council voted 4-3 Monday night to use eminent domain in a land issue that has been a tug of war for nearly three years. The action follows a judge's civil court ruling that the borough trespassed on property owned by Scott Thompson when it built a parking lot ...
"The laws governing the processes of eminent domain were written to protect both property owners and public resources," board president Caroline Mason said at the board meeting Tuesday. "However, laws don't always reflect the difficulties people face when they are in the midst of legal processes.
Hate to mention that repulsive term, but "eminent domain" (Federal, state, and local governments may take private property through their power of eminent domain or may regulate it by exercising their police Power. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires the government to provide just ...
GARFIELD -- Residents and business owners in a first-ward redevelopment area will now have 45 days to appeal a decision that could result in their properties being taken by eminent domain. The majority of the city council approved a resolution determining the area in need of redevelopment on Tuesday ...
MVHS attorneys to meet with downtown business owners as eminent domain looms ... resolve I'd say a good 80% of them, 80-90%, but there's alwyas a handful who continue to hold out and in that situation we're kind of forced to go through the court process, the eminent domain process," says Bennett.
After a York County judge ruled that Red Lion trespassed on a resident's property with its new parking lot, the borough is considering claiming eminent domain to rectify the situation. Scott Thompson and his wife, Sandra Graham, sued the borough for trespassing under their joint business, ArthurLee LLC, ...
If the owners of Cone Denim Entertainment Center file an injunction to stop the city of Greensboro from taking over an easement that the city needs for a downtown parking deck, it will come at a time when eminent domain is under much more scrutiny than in the past, according to a legal expert who ...
The board completed its State Environmental Quality Review and determination of findings at its December meeting to move forward in the eminent domain process, said the town's attorney, James A. Burrows. Condemning the properties will allow the board to build the waterline along Route 12 and ...
The Atlantic Coast pipeline has filed an eminent domain case against an Augusta County landowner with property on the pipeline route in the West Augusta area. This is one of about 30 eminent domain cases the company has filed against landowners on the route, about half of which are in Virginia, said ...
City staff said they reached deals to purchase all 72 of the properties sought along University Boulevard to make way for widening the thoroughfare, ruling out the use of eminent domain. The final piece of land belonged to the owner of a home at 2701 Hilltop Drive, where the city wants more than 1,000 ...


 

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