Stepping Out

Dr. Marta Stekelman retired from the Department of Defense in 2010, having worked for the agency as a medical doctor for 32 years. After retiring, Dr. Stekelman applied for retirement annuity benefits under 5 U.S.C. §§ 8401-79. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM)...

Is It Wine or Poison?

Gadsden Industrial Park, LLC, brought a taking claim, in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, alleging that EPA took 92,500 cubic yards of kish, slag, and assorted scrap, which are byproducts of the steel-making process.  Gadsden alleged that the property was worth up to...

A Class Act

In 2012, a group of landowners, later certified as a class, filed a taking case in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, seeking just compensation for the Government’s “railbanking” of their land “for possible future reactivation as a railroad under the National Trails...