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Supreme Court clears the way for a lawsuit over the federal government's land acquisition for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians
  • Faegre Baker Daniels
  • USA
  • June 18 2012

On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States decided Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak and Salazar v. Patchak, 567 U.S. ___ (2012

Ownership of minerals under public roads
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2013

Who owns the minerals underneath public roads in Ohio? This is really two questions: What ownership interest does the state, county, or township

Koontz v. St. John's river water management district: implications for property owners in Minnesota and beyond
  • Larkin Hoffman
  • USA
  • July 11 2013

Amidst the much publicized same-sex marriage decisions issued by the Supreme Court the week of June 24, the Supreme Court also issued a decision that

Illinois Supreme Court says school district’s subject to municipal zoning
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • September 29 2015

On September 24, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court reaffirmed the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” in holding that Community High

Condemning municipalities not required to negotiate with mortgagees
  • Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

In Borough of Merchantville v. Malik & Son, LLC (A-3745-11T4), decided on February 5, 2013 and approved for publication, the New Jersey Appellate

Flooding caused by the government, even if not permanent, can amount to a compensable taking
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • December 19 2012

The Supreme Court recently held that if the government's actions cause a plaintiff's private land to be flooded, even if the flooding is not permanent, the plaintiff is not precluded from obtaining compensation for a taking

Major provisions of Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Act deemed unconstitutional
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2012

On July 26, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania held that 2012 amendments to Pennsylvania's Oil and Gas Act (Act 13) that preempt local zoning ordinances conflicting with the act are unconstitutional

Governmental services - Indiana Court of Appeals provides incentive for cities and towns to declare exclusive sewer service territories outside their borders
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2014

In a landmark opinion that gives municipalities around Indiana needed guidance, the Indiana Court of Appeals has held that a city or town can obtain

Pa court rules that taking for a charter school satisfies "public purpose" requirement
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2011

The Pennsylvania Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas recently upheld a condemnation of property for a "charter school."

Recent decisions of interest
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

The prevailing wage law applies to improvements made by a private entity to property leased by a public entity, even if no public funds were used to fund the improvements