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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.

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Case Update: James v. United States

A group of Chesterfield and Darlington County, South Carolina landowners has filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government. These landowners are seeking compensation for the taking of their property. The government has admitted its liability for taking these properties and agreed to pay the landowners their just compensation. The parties have selected a joint appraiser – George (Jake) E. Knight, Jr. out of Columbia, SC – to value the government’s taking. Mr.

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Case Update: Sykes v. United States, CFC No.15-559L

A group of Greenville County, South Carolina landowners has filed their inverse condemnation claims against the federal government. These landowners are seeking compensation for the taking of their property for the City of Greenville rail-trail conversion. The government has already agreed to its liability for taking these landowners’ properties and the parties are proceeding to the valuation stage of the case. The parties have selected a joint appraiser – Corbin Haskell out of Greenville – to value the government’s taking. Mr.

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Sykes, Workman Leasing, LLC v. U.S., No. 15-559

A group of landowners in Greenville County, South Carolina, have filed inverse condemnation claims against the federal government for the taking of their land abutting the 3.29-mile-long railroad corridor.  The Carolina, Knoxville & Western Railway originally built the rail line in 1888.  For a portion of the line, the Railroad acquired a right-of-way easement limited to railroad purposes.  And, for other parts of the line, the Railroad just went ahead and built the line without any written conveyance, but by the powers authorized in its charter.  Under the terms of

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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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