Should a business owner recover economic damages when the government condemns his property?

August 30, 2017 | By BRIAN HODGES

In a brief filed earlier today, PLF attorneys urge the U.S. Supreme Court to answer this important question concerning the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee that property shall not be taken without payment of just compensation. In the past, the U.S. Supreme Court instructed that a dispossessed owner must be put in “as good position pecuniaril ...


PLF files amicus brief in Oregon “right of access” case

March 27, 2015 | By BRIAN HODGES

In Oregon—as in most states—a landowner whose property abuts a highway has a right to directly access that road. Thus, an abutting owner is entitled to just compensation when the state acquires the landowner’s right of access in an eminent domain action. Or at least that’s how the story is supposed to go. … ...