Love Terminal Partners v. United States

On June 20, 2019, the Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to issue a writ of certiorari in Love Terminal Partners v. United States, No. 18-1062. In 2006, Congress passed the Wright Amendment Reform Act, which codified a five-party agreement among the cities of...

Temporary or Not, It’s a Taking

Five landowners owning 14 parcels of land brought a takings case in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims alleging that the United States had caused a temporary taking of their property when the Surface Transportation Board, acting under the National Trails System Act,...

No Second Chances

On March 19, 2018, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims gave the attorneys for prevailing plaintiffs in a rails-to-trails Fifth Amendment takings case a severe haircut on their attorneys’ fee petition.  (See earlier blog entitled Judicial Hair Cut). At issue before the...