Eminent Domain/Individual Easement Clients

Our firm has been in eminent domain and inverse condemnation actions involving highways, airports, stadiums, and parks as well as expansion of gas pipelines, electric and telecommunication lines. Most disputes have been successfully resolved through settlements without reported decisions in litigation.

Often our successes in eminent domain and takings cases have involved litigation or threats of litigation, regulatory challenges, state legislative issues, and mobilization of public support for those whose land or property rights are at risk. A prominent example in which we successfully represented our client in all of these areas is described in the following case history and newspaper articles: litigation.

Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority v. Universal Transparent Bag Co., Inc. and N. K. Hurst Co., Inc., Civil Action No. 49D01-0512-PL-050374 (Marion Super. Ct. Ind. Aug. 8, 2006)

Articles about that case linked below show the multi-front strategy and the successful conclusion.

Another prominent case involved an appeal to a U.S. Court of Appeals followed by a case that we brought directly before the Ohio Supreme Court.

State ex rel. Coles v. Granville, 116 Ohio St.3d 231, 2007-Ohio-6057, 877 N.E.2d 968 (Ohio 2007)

As a final example, we represent landowners in Wisconsin over the potential use of their private property by the County

Samuel C. Johnson 1988 Trust v. Bayfield County, 470 F.Supp.2d 958 (W.D. Wis. 2007)