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Unlike dogs and livestock, which must be contained on their owner's property, cats have eminent domain in some parts of Virginia. Nearly every locality bars dogs and livestock from running at large, and it's a double standard to allow cats to flaunt their freedom. Despite the lack of a leash law for ...
DANVILLE – City officials didn't provide an update Tuesday night on the eminent domain case where the city wants to demolish the American Inn motel on East Main Street near the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, but they did hear more concerns. Resident Janet Hetherington, in addition to Ami ...

On Wednesday afternoon, the City Council voted 49 to 1 to allow the city to acquire the Gowanus Station building, located at 234 Butler Street, as well as two neighboring properties at 242 Nevins and 270 Nevins Street, through eminent domain, Brownstoner reports. Council Member Stephen Levin ...
UTICA - The City of Utica and Oneida County will both take part in the eminent domain process for properties located within the new downtown hospital footprint whose owners refuse to sell, according to a joint release sent by Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente ...
UTICA – The City of Utica and Oneida County will both take part in the eminent domain process for properties located within the new downtown hospital footprint whose owners refuse to sell, according to a joint release sent by Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente on ...
One more question looming over the proposed downtown hospital has been answered -- who will bring eminent domain proceedings against properties in the footprint. Oneida County will, if necessary, use eminent domain to acquire properties on the site of the planned parking garage. Utica's ...

It was an outrageous abuse of eminent domain — followed by an even more outrageous Supreme Court decision upholding the practice. We of course speak of Kelo vs. the City of New London. The case is perhaps the best known on eminent domain. The Connecticut city condemned a blue-collar ...
APPLE VALLEY — The town has spent nearly $1.3 million in legal fees and costs since filing its eminent domain lawsuit against Liberty Utilities in January 2016, the Daily Press has learned. The $1,282,222.75 amount, which includes “costs associated with experts,” is current as of February and has ...
City Manager Chad Adams says the City Council went into closed session at the end of Monday night's meeting to discuss using eminent domain to acquire the existing Albert Lea hospital from Mayo Health System. Eminent domain is the principle allowing governments to purchase private property for ...
So here's the pitch: The story begins with a terrible case of eminent domain abuse in an obscure town in Connecticut, followed by a lengthy — and ultimately failed — effort to win justice from multiple levels of the federal appellate court system. Sounds like a killer motion picture, right? Did we mention there's ...
Starring two-time Academy award nominee Catherine Keener and Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn, “Little Pink House” is an independent film which tells the story of Susette Kelo who fought against eminent domain abuse and went to the United States Supreme Court in a landmark case, according to ...
Freeborn County Administrator Thomas Jensen does not believe eminent domain can be used to stop Mayo Clinic Health System's transition of most inpatient services from Albert Lea to Austin. The plan would involve the government taking private property for a public use. “The taking over of a hospital by a ...
LOWELL -- The city is moving ahead with plans to take medical office space by eminent domain for the new high school project, but has only received one appraisal so far. At Thursday night's School Building Committee meeting, Michael Vaughn, chief procurement officer for the city, said he anticipates ...
UTICA, N.Y. — The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) says the use of eminent domain “may be likely” as it pursues property acquisitions for its downtown Utica hospital project. Of the 35 property owners, representing 72 parcels of land in the downtown project footprint, two property owners have ...
County commissioners are using eminent domain proceedings to get 45 acres at the intersection of Old Norcross Road and Lawrenceville Suwanee Road in Lawrenceville to build a new park. The decision to use eminent domain came after negotiations to buy the property, which is made up of two land ...
Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from California, have signed on. Members of Congress and U.S. senators — Democrats and Republicans alike — are set to view an eminent domain feature film at a theater located in the Capitol building on April 17 ...
Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday advanced a bill that would authorize the city to take 11 properties along Banksville Road through eminent domain to make way for a $2.2 million intersection improvement project. The city would pay five owners of the 11 parcels a total of $188,700 for taking the ...

She would not answer questions about the university's odd interpretation of eminent domain. Instead she suggested that the student handbook gave the school authority to quell the protest. Because these students failed to get prior authorization, Hunter says the school was justified in removing them from ...
But when it comes to the specific case of the Village of Mount Pleasant possibly using eminent domain to take homes away from people in the area where Foxconn Technology Group plans to build a $10 billion manufacturing complex, Ryan, who represents the village's residents in Congress, doesn't have ...
Now the Colorado Court of Appeals will consider whether Lafayette should be granted the power of eminent domain in this case. We hope wiser heads prevail and Colorado judges begin exercising a restrained approach, however, we also understand the binding nature of precedent set by the Supreme ...
Town officials are considering eminent domain so it can acquire the trail to install an underground sewer main under the trail, rather than tear up West ... But town officials have been unable to reach agreement with the trail owners, a board of directors, and are considering eminent domain to condemn the ...
SunZia Southwest Transmission Project officials may seek to obtain land through eminent domain if they can't reach agreements with private ... “We are currently investigating routes for eminent domain,” Pattern Energy official Loralee Hunt told the Socorro County Board of Commissioners last week.
And yet a Buffalo eminent domain attorney has been retained to assist him in acquiring an easement over the trail “for public use, benefit or purpose.” Moreover, a law firm in Rochester has been retained to assist Foster in defending the town against the Seneca Meadows Article 78 lawsuit. Why these extra ...
SENECA FALLS — Should the Town Board initiate eminent domain proceedings to gain access to the Ludovico Sculpture Trail for a new sewer line? ... The town, in following the state's eminent domain procedure law, will conduct the hearing to inform the public and review the public use, benefits and ...
The Nebraska state Supreme Court ruled last Friday that the developer of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is not bound to reimburse attorneys who defended landowners who had sued the company for its illicit land rights practices. TransCanada Inc. filed eminent domain claims against 71 ...
Hunterdon County Freeholders on Tuesday approved a legal challenge to PennEast's use of eminent domain to acquire private land, including land on preserved farms in the County, to construct its pipeline. PennEast has filed condemnation claims against numerous Hunterdon County farm properties ...
Kensington Drive—the notorious South Sandwich road that has torn up vehicles and pitted neighbors against each other—moved one step closer to becoming a smooth thoroughfare on Thursday night, March 8. Selectmen voted unanimously to “lay out” the road, a step in a lengthy state-mandated process ...
Danene Sorace speaks to the crowd after being sworn in as mayor of Lancaster in January. RICHARD HERTZLER | Staff Photographer. Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace said this week she will resort to eminent domain to seize a parcel of land owned by the School District of Lancaster — the city's preferred ...
John Monem, 70, who has owned the Brockton Furniture building for about 25 years, is now facing the possibility that his property will be taken by eminent domain as the city works to revitalize the downtown area. Monem wants to transform the eight-story building into 51 new apartment units, with ...
SAN BERNARDINO — Marc Puckett will be questioned by Liberty Utilities attorneys after both sides in Apple Valley's eminent domain case agreed to move forward with his deposition, for now, sans a protective order requested in a motion by town attorneys. Filed by Kendall MacVey and Gregory Snarr of ...
LOWELL -- At the request of a unanimous City Council, the Law Department will begin the process of taking the medical office building adjacent to the high school by eminent domain. The decision, which the council had rejected before the November election saw three new members oust incumbents, will ...
LOWELL -- At the request of a unanimous City Council, the Law Department will begin the process of taking the medical office building adjacent to the high school by eminent domain. The decision, which the council had rejected before the November election saw three new members oust incumbents, will ...
Just as a country's borders drawn on a globe aren't often exact, neither are the lines drawn on individual properties around much of the world. De Soto Inc., a socially-conscious joint venture between Overstock.com subsidiary Medici Ventures, Overstock founder Patrick Byrne and world-renowned Peruvian ...
The term, “eminent domain,” is derived from a Latin phrase meaning “supreme lordship,” and dates back to the Middle Ages when European monarchs condemned their citizens' properties for use by the monarchy. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, limits that power by requiring that “No ...
DANVILLE – Aldermen Tuesday received an update on the eminent domain case involving the American Inn motel property on East Main Street. Mayor Scott Eisenhauer told the Danville City Council the city has given property owners the Patels and Main Hospitality Inc. 45 days to gather more information ...
During Mount Pleasant's Tuesday hearing over a plan to let the village use eminent domain to acquire land for Foxconn Technology Group's project, talk about possible lawsuits emerged. That includes the possibility of homeowners east of Interstate 94 challenging those acquisitions in court, or petitioning a ...
Correction: A previous version of this story gave the wrong date for the public hearing, which will be Wednesday, April 18. GLENVILLE -- The town may use its eminent domain powers to acquire property for a planned 2,500-foot-long Glenridge Road multi-use trail and sidewalk to link a residential ...
The Plano City Council approved to evoke eminent domain to make way for a hike and bike trail connection for the Preston Ridge Trail. With the proposed easement, Plano's Preston Ridge Trail could finally create a seamless connection from Frisco to Plano to Dallas. Robin Reeves, director of Plano Parks ...
The city of Brookhaven's attempt to take 19 acres of land for the Peachtree Creek Greenway was an illegal “bad faith” deal, a DeKalb County judge has ruled. The ruling wipes out the land-taking and requires the city to pay attorney's fees but allows a new eminent domain attempt. The city wants the land on ...
Sixty-three New Jersey landowners took their fight against the proposed PennEast pipeline to federal court in Trenton yesterday, arguing that the company has no right to take parts of their properties using eminent domain. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti was the first of three to ...
"Both the United States and the Ohio Constitutions require that just compensation be paid to landowners when an agency like the Turnpike Commission takes their land by eminent domain. Landowners in Lorain County and throughout Ohio don't have to accept an unfairly low offer for their property.
LOWELL -- Under a hypothetical plan drawn up by the city's Law Department, the City Council could vote to take the medical office building adjacent to the high school by June and take total control of the building by November at the latest. The property acquisition is integral to the most popular downtown ...
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 ...


 

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