Federal Takings

Arent Fox's Eminent Domain & Property Rights Practice

Federal Takings

Current Cases

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BHL Properties, LLC v. United States

More than 25 landowners in Racine County, Wisconsin, have filed inverse condemnation claims against the federal government for the taking of their land abutting the 10-mile-long Soo Line Railroad corridor.

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

Washington, DC — Arent Fox LLP’s nationally recognized Fifth Amendment Takings & Eminent Domain litigation team has filed a lawsuit in the US Court of Federal Claims on behalf of more than 200 Missouri landowners seeking to be justly compensated for land the federal government took from them. These Missourians owned the land under the now abandoned land along the Rock Island Railroad right-of-way. The federal government took these owners’ land to build a public recreational hiking and biking trail.

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Federal Government Issues Order Taking Missouri Landowners’ Property for Rock Island Rail-Trail

On February 26, 2015, the federal Surface Transportation Board issued a Notice of Interim Trail Use or Abandonment (NITU) affecting approximately 144 miles of the abandoned Rock Island Railroad corridor through Missouri. The NITU was requested by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in order to convert the abandoned railroad corridor (owned by the Missouri Central Railroad) to a recreational hiking and biking trail.

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Indiana Public Media Talks with Partner Thor Hearne about Indiana Rails-to-Trails Case

Arent Fox partner Thor Hearne was quoted by Indiana Public Media in an article about a class action rails-to-trails case in Indiana that includes more than 60 plaintiffs.

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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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Kevin Brott, et al. v. The United States of America — 1:14-cv-00567-LB

The Plaintiffs are the fee owners of property abutting a 3.35-mile railroad right-of-way located in Muskegon County, Michigan and have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government.

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Baker, et al v. The United States of America — Case No. 1:14-cv-00548-NBF

More than 12 Missouri landowners owning property in Cass, Pettis, Johnson, and Henry Counties, Missouri have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government. These landowners own land abutting a 42-mile long right-of-way extending from Wingate to Windsor, Missouri.

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Gloria J. Jackson, et al v. The United States of America — Case No. 1:14-cvv-00397-MCW

Arent Fox represents more than 45 Newton County, Georgia landowners who have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government. These landowners own land abutting a 14.90-mile long right-of-way extending from Newborn to Covington in Newton County, Georgia.

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Mary J. and Thomas J. Faussett, et al. v. The United States of America — 1:14-cv-00360-EJD

The Plaintiffs are the fee owners of property abutting a 24.7-mile rail line located in Kent, Ionia, and Montcalm counties in Michigan, and have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government.

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Dan and Jean McCarty, et al. v. The United States of America — No.1:14-cv-00316-MCW

More than 20 landowners in Martin and Lawrence Counties, Indiana have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government. These landowners own land abutting a 20.76-mile right-of-way extending from Crane to Bedford, Indiana.

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