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Case Update: Faussett v. United States


Case Update: Faussett v. United States

More than a dozen landowners in Kent and Montcalm counties, Michigan have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government seeking compensation for the taking of their property along the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail between Lowell and Greenville. This case follows the previous successful case in which Arent Fox LLP represented nearly 50 of their neighbors in receiving compensation for the taking of their property. 

The current status of the case is that the government has agreed to compensate these owners for the taking of their property and an appraiser is working to evaluate the compensation owed to each landowner. Appraisal reports should be complete by May 2016.

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

To view our previous coverage on this case, click here.


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