January 23-25, 2010 ALI CLE Eminent Domain Conference

January 23-25, 2010 ALI CLE Eminent Domain Conference

They’re coming for your water! If you want to hear more about your water rights and taking, please join me and  my esteemed colleagues, Hertha Lund and Charles McFarland, next Thursday when we will be discussing the increased pressure for governmental entities to take...
Which Way to the Ark?

Which Way to the Ark?

At 11:30 p.m. on September 13, 2013, in Larimer County, Colorado, in response to a slow-moving cold front dropping record amounts of rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the flood gates of the Olympus Dam, which Reclamation controls and operates as part of...
Gone for Good or Just Gone

Gone for Good or Just Gone

Generally, the operation of the National Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1247(d), results in a compensable taking if the landowner possesses a “state law reversionary interest” in land subject to a railroad right-of-way that has been converted to trail use. The taking...
Historic NYC Bookstore Battles Landmark Designation

Historic NYC Bookstore Battles Landmark Designation

Why would New York City’s Strand, one of the world’s largest and most venerable independent bookstores, oppose city designation as a historic landmark? According to the Strand’s owner, this designation will add a lot of municipal red tape that may sink her business....