Right of Way

We have represented thousands of landowners in class action suits over the use of right of ways for telecommunications without payment to landowners who own the land under the tracks or electric poles. To date 63 suits have been successfully completed. We provide citations below for representative suits with reported decisions, as well as major articles profiling our work in this area.

Koyle v. Level 3 Communications, Inc., slip op, 2010 WL 3168346, (D. Idaho Aug. 6, 2010)
Hinshaw v. AT&T Corp., 1998 WL 1799019 (Ind. Aug. 24,1998)

Home on the Range v. AT&T Corp., 386 F.Supp.2d 999 (S.D. Ind. 2005)

Uhl v. Thoroughbred Technology and Telecommunications, Inc., 309 F.3d 978 (7
th Cir. Oct. 29, 2002)

Uhl v. Thoroughbred Technology and Telecommunications, Inc., 2001 WL 987840 (S.D. Ind. Aug 28, 2001)

Fisher v. Virginia Elec. and Power Co., 217 F.R.D. 201 (E.D. Va. 2003)

Hefty v. All Other Members of the Certified Settlement Class, 680 N.E.2d 843 (Ind. 1997)

Consolidated Rail Corp., Inc. v. Lewellen, 666 N.E.2d 958 (Ind. App. Ct. 1996)

CSX Transp., Inc. v. Clark, 646 N.E.2d 1003 (Ind. Ct. App. 1995)

Alison Frankel,
Blood on the Tracks, Am. Law., June 2002 at 74

Elizabeth Amon, Working on the RRs, 21 Nat’l L.J. 51 (1999)