Federal Takings

Arent Fox's Eminent Domain & Property Rights Practice

Federal Takings

Class Action Defense

Arent Fox has substantial experience in defending class action or regulatory litigation matters based on wage and hour, misclassification, false advertising, and Prop 65 claims. We have not only obtained very favorable settlements for our retail and fashion clients but have also been successful in having their claims dismissed outright.


Thor Hearne Delivers Keynote Address at the Virginia Bar Eminent Domain Conference

I am honored to have been invited to deliver the keynote address at the Virginia Bar Eminent Domain conference. There are some very talented lawyers in Virginia and my friend Joe Waldo put together a wonderful conference. I wanted to note that there was a great deal of interest in our Brott v. United States case challenging the federal government’s effort to deny landowners right to a jury trial and right to vindicate their Fifth Amendment right before an Article III court.


McCarty v. United States Case Certified as a Class Action

Thor Hearne and Arent Fox LLP have been appointed class counsel by the US Court of Federal Claims in McCarty v. United States, Arent Fox’s rails-to-trails case in Martin and Lawrence Counties in Indiana. The court granted Arent Fox’s request to have the case certified as a class action, which means any landowner along the railroad corridor may join this case and seek compensation from the federal government.

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Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. With more than 350 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.