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August 30, 2017

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

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 pecuniarily as ...

March 27, 2015

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

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. ...