Federal Takings

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Case Update: Takings Compensation for Landowners in Miami-Dade, Florida (Castillo v. United States)

Arent Fox LLP has filed a claim on behalf of a group of Florida landowners against the federal government.  For many properties, the government has agreed the railroad only acquired an easement limited to railroad purposes.  We are in the process of moving for summary judgment to establish the government’s liability for taking these owners’ property.  The briefing will be completed by year’s end and we hope to move forward with the appraisal phase early next year.  Additional landowners along the Ludlam Trail extension are still eligible to make a claim for compensation

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Landowners in Miami-Dade, Florida file Claim for Compensation Against the Federal Government (Castillo v. United States)

Arent Fox LLP has filed a claim on behalf of a group of Florida landowners against the federal government. The government took these owners’ property last November when it issued an order allowing for the conversion of an abandoned rail corridor on their property to a public park. This conversion includes a 1.21 mile section of the abandoned Florida East Coast Railroad from NW 7th Street to SW 12th Street. If you would like to learn more about your claim, please contact Lindsay Brinton.

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Deadline Nears for Landowners in Miami-Dade, Florida to Make a Claim (Castillo v. United States)

Arent Fox LLP has filed a claim on behalf of a group of Florida landowners against the federal government. The government took these owners’ property last November when it issued an order allowing for the conversion of an abandoned rail corridor on their property to a public park. This conversion includes a 1.21 mile section of the abandoned Florida East Coast Railroad from NW 7th Street to SW 12th Street. The Court has allowed the owners until March 31 to add any additional claims to the case before proceeding forward.

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Expansion of The Legacy Trail in Sarasota County, FL

Sarasota County is working to extend The Legacy Trail over the former CSX railroad right-of-way.  The Legacy Trail currently covers ten miles from Venice to Sarasota.  The County is looking to extend the trail an additional 7.5 miles to Payne Park in downtown Sarasota. 

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Arent Fox Files Fifth Amendment Takings Brief in Florida Supreme Court

Arent Fox LLP’s nationally recognized Fifth Amendment Takings & Eminent Domain litigation team filed a brief before the Florida Supreme Court in a case involving Sarasota, Florida landowners who are seeking to be justly compensated after the federal government took their land to create a public recreational corridor in 2004. In this case, Rogers v.

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Arent Fox Wins $7.4 Million Eminent Domain Decision in Florida

Earlier this year, Arent Fox LLP secured a $7.4 million decision on behalf of Florida landowners in a Fifth Amendment “takings” case against the federal government when the US Court of Federal Claims ruled in Rogers v. United States that the property owners “are entitled to just compensation under the Fifth Amendment.”

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