Federal Takings

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Federal Takings

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Michael A. and Lenne Brown, et al v. The United States of America Case — 1:14-cv-00094-EJD

Arent Fox has been appointed class counsel to represent more than 30 McMinn County, Tennessee landowners who have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government. These landowners own land abutting a 6.4-mile long right-of-way extending from Englewood to Athens, Tennessee.

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Joseph Deck, et al. v. The United States of America (No.1:13-cv-00789-VJW) and Temple White v. The United States of America (No.1:14-cv-00035-VJW)

More than 150 landowners in Erie and Cattaraugus Counties, New York have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government. These landowners own land abutting a 27.6-mile right-of-way extending from Orchard Park to Ashford, New York.

The Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad originally acquired this rail line in the early 1900s. The railroad was subsequently acquired by Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc. in 1988.

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John F. Boyer, on Behalf of Himself and Boyer Family Land Company and Boyer Farms, II, LLC et al. v. The United States of America — 1:14-cv-00033-CFL

The Plaintiffs are the fee owners of property abutting and underlying a portion of a 17.86-mile railroad right-of-way located in Benton County, Oregon and have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government.

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Ellen Balagna and Mark S. Balagna, et al v. The United States of America — Case No. 1:14-cv-00021-EDK

Arent Fox represents more than 45 Fulton County, Illinois landowners who have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government. These landowners own land abutting a 14.5-mile long right-of-way extending from Dunfermline to Farmington in Fulton County, Illinois.

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Timothy and Lorraine James et al. v. The United States of America — No.1:14-cv-00006-MBH

More than 40 landowners in Chesterfield and Darlington Counties, South Carolina have filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government. These landowners own land abutting a 12.8-mile right-of-way extending from Cheraw to Society Hill, SC.

The Cheraw & Darlington Railroad originally acquired this rail line in early 1853. The railroad was subsequently acquired by South Carolina Central Railroad Company (the Railroad) in 1987.

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