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Federal government argues it cannot be sued in federal court for a violation of the Fifth Amendment

July 16, 2015 | By

In Brott et. al. v. United States, a group of Michigan property owners have brought suit against the United States for a violation of their rights under the Fifth Amendment. They contend that the federal “rails to trails” program has resulted in a taking of their private property without payment of just compensation. But this … ...

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"Too big to fail" meets the city hiking trail

April 29, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Last week a court ruled that a combination sidewalk and recreational trail in the Southern California city of Bradbury is, for public liability purposes, exclusively a recreational trail.  As a result, the leaders of the fine city of Bradbury enjoy immunity from liability for any dangerous conditions which they put in place or allow to … ...