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South Carolina Property Owners Close to Receiving Payouts

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South Carolina Property Owners Close to Receiving Payouts

Earlier this week, counsel Lindsay Brinton talked with GSA Business after news broke that owners of about 10 properties along a planned southern extension of the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail have moved closer to collecting payouts from the federal government. GSA Business reported there are another 50 property owners in Greenville who are eligible but they may not know it.

Ms. Brinton described the payouts from the federal Judgment Fund as a “rubber stamp” and said the government does not provide notice to people who could end up getting paid for their Fifth Amendment Takings claims against the federal government. GSA Business reported that the claims stem from the 1983 “railbanking provisions” of the National Trails System Act.

She added that “the government has not notified property owners who have possible stakes in the US Court of Federal Claims dispute over the 3.29-mile span in Greenville” and that “anyone who is eligible has five years to file a claim.” To read the article, click here.

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