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Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Set to Expand into North Carolina

Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, has proposed the construction of MVP Southgate, a natural gas pipeline that will run about 72 miles from southern Virginia into North Carolina. The Mountain Valley Mainline will move natural gas from Marcellus and Utica shale production areas to various markets in the South and Mid-Atlantic markets. The MVP Southgate will … Continue reading “Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Set to Expand into North Carolina”

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Indiana Residents Affected by the I-69 Expansion Should Seek Legal Counsel Immediately

With construction on the final leg of the Interstate 69 expansion set to begin in less than two years, landowners affected by the project must discuss their options with an attorney as soon as possible. At Sever Storey, we will review the facts of your case at no cost to you and let you know … Continue reading “Indiana Residents Affected by the I-69 Expansion Should Seek Legal Counsel Immediately”

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Who’s Going Pay for the Wall? Eminent Domain Is a Dirty Little Secret

During his improbable campaign run, President Donald J. Trump exhorted his acolytes with “Who’s gonna pay for the wall?” News about his proposed, controversial border wall regularly makes daily headline news. But few realize that to construct the Mexico-United States border wall, the U.S. government must take private property from thousands of U.S. citizens. To … Continue reading “Who’s Going Pay for the Wall? Eminent Domain Is a Dirty Little Secret”

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Eminent Domain versus Inverse Condemnation: When Government Regulation Goes Too Far

Here’s a quick civics lesson. Under the United States Constitution’s Tenth Amendment, powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states (or people). What does that mean? Broadly interpreted, states have inherent police powers to pass laws to promote health, safety, welfare, and morals—which includes land use regulation. But what happens when … Continue reading “Eminent Domain versus Inverse Condemnation: When Government Regulation Goes Too Far”

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The Village of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin: Small Town Invaded by an International Electronics Behemoth

The Village of Mount Pleasant (Racine County, Wisconsin), population 26,000, is a slice of typical small town America located on the Milwaukee outskirts. But, atypically, Mount Pleasant residents are embroiled in an unpleasant controversy pitting neighbors against each other. The dispute? An outsider, the Foxconn Technology Group, a publicly traded international electronics manufacturer based in … Continue reading “The Village of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin: Small Town Invaded by an International Electronics Behemoth”

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How Is Just Compensation Determined?

What happens when your town needs your land for a new project? Public projects are all around: new government buildings, utilities, highways, railways, and even public safety. Will you recover fair compensation? Will you take the town’s first offer? Will you haggle over price? Or will ask a judge to decide, with a court case? … Continue reading “How Is Just Compensation Determined?”

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New Jersey Landowners Anxiously Battle PennEast Pipeline

About 100 New Jersey landowners anxiously await their fate: Will The PennEast Pipeline Project force itself through their property, without their consent? These property owners are battling in three parallel, complicated federal court cases, the outcomes of which will affect not only those landowners but also many more. What Is the PennEast Pipeline Project? A … Continue reading “New Jersey Landowners Anxiously Battle PennEast Pipeline”

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Homeowner’s Guide to Condemnation: A Primer

Flash back to high school history class: Do you remember the U.S. Constitution’s Takings Clause? We hear a lot about “Pleading the Fifth” (a colloquial term for refusing to answer questions that might self-incriminate a criminal suspect). But also nestled in the Fifth Amendment’s last clause is the government’s potent power of eminent domain: “private … Continue reading “Homeowner’s Guide to Condemnation: A Primer”

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Case Study: Road Project-owners

Road projects surround us. Lane expansions, new exit ramps, updated configurations—change abounds. Especially with so much traffic congestion, it’s no surprise that governments increasingly use their eminent domain powers to acquire private property from landowners. What happens, though, when your town wants to take part or all of your land? The Case of the Haunted … Continue reading “Case Study: Road Project-owners”

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Art Imitates Life: Little Pink House, Based on the Kelo Decision, Opened April 2018

It sounds like an idyllic dream, almost Norman Rockwell-esque. You buy a quaint cottage in a sleepy New England town to start life’s next chapter and raise your children. Then, astonishingly, the rug gets pulled out from underneath: A multibillion-dollar corporation wants to bulldoze your house to make room for a massive project. But it’s … Continue reading “Art Imitates Life: Little Pink House, Based on the Kelo Decision, Opened April 2018”

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

What are the unique issues that face commercial property owners in condemnation that can make all the difference?

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POWER & PIPELINES

Landowners forget this one thing when dealing with utility companies that want an easement across their land.

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ROAD & REDEVELOPMENT TAKINGS

What you need to know to be treated fairly by the condemning authority.

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