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Case Update: Abbott v. United States


Case Update: Abbott v. United States

More than 350 landowners have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government in Benton, Cole, Franklin, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Morgan, Osage and Pettis Counties. We have submitted the claims of these 350 owners to the Court and the government is currently reviewing them. We are also filing additional claims on behalf of other eligible landowners.

The Missouri Central Railroad, current owner of the right-of-way, has been clearing vegetation and removing rails and ties. The railroad and Missouri Department of Natural Resources have indicated that the right-of-way will be officially transferred to the MDNR in 2017 for development of the public recreational trail.

For more information about this case, please contact Meghan Largent.     

For previous coverage on this case, follow the links below:

Missouri Clears the Path for the Rock Island Trail

Arent Fox Files ‘Rails to Trails’ Takings Claim Involving Missouri’s Rock Island Railroad Corridor


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