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The Daily News and Muskegon Chronicle Feature ‘Rails to Trails’ Cases in Michigan


The Daily News and Muskegon Chronicle Feature ‘Rails to Trails’ Cases in Michigan

A pair of Michigan newspapers recently covered two rails to trails cases Arent Fox is litigating. The Daily News reported that “local landowners along the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail may soon be entitled to some long overdue funds” following a town hall meeting that was held by Arent Fox in Lowell, Michigan to let property owners know of their rights in the class action case Faussett, et al v. United States.

To read the Daily News article, click here.

The Muskegon Chronicle also previewed another town hall meeting Arent Fox attorneys held that provided information on a case where the federal government took land to convert a section of Michigan railway into a trail that is approximately three miles long in Muskegon. The article reported that, “The lawsuit centers on railways converted into recreational trails, or ‘rail trails.’ Hearne said that government easements of private property are no longer valid once the railroad goes away.”

To read the Muskegon Chronicle article, click here.


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