TRUE NORTH DEMANDS FULL COMPENSATION DUE LANDOWNERS

​The federal government took hundreds of Sarasota landowners’ property to extend the Legacy Trail.  But rather than pay these owners that compensation the government admits they are owed, the government filed a motion arguing that the compensation it must pay should be decreased due to the “scope of the trail sponsor’s interest obtained by...

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TRUE NORTH LAW FILES LAWSUIT IN MICHIGAN TO PROTECT OPEN AND FAIR ELECTION Oakland County election officials are barring poll challengers from observing the election process

To assure this constitutional guarantee of equal protection and purity of elections, Michigan law provides that poll “challengers” can monitor election officials’ conduct of elections and assure that the election is conducted in accord with Michigan’s Constitution and Election Code.  Individuals who have been designated as a “challenger” under...

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True North Law Files Amicus Brief In US Supreme Court On Behalf Of Property Owner

True North Law Files Amicus Brief In US Supreme Court On Behalf Of Property Owner

True North Law filed an amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) brief in the United States Supreme Court urging the Court to review the case of a Hawaii property owner who was prohibited from developing its land by the State of Hawaii.  True North filed its brief on behalf of four prestigious national property rights organizations and an esteemed property law scholar: Owners’ Counsel of America, the National Association of Reversionary Property Owners, NFIB Small Business Legal Center, Reason Foundation, and Law Professor Shelley Ross Saxer.

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True North Law Files Federal Lawsuit on behalf of landowners to stop Sarasota County from removing Legacy Trail “Encroachments”

True North Law Files Federal Lawsuit on behalf of landowners to stop Sarasota County from removing Legacy Trail “Encroachments”

Thor Hearne and True North Law have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida to stop Sarasota County from removing what the county calls “encroachments” on the Legacy Trail corridor.  The lawsuit asks the judge to enter a temporary restraining order and injunction against Sarasota County to stop the...

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Bloomberg Law article on the Court of Appeals Decision

Bloomberg Law article on the Court of Appeals Decision

The owners of land adjacent to a former railroad line converted to a hiking trail under the rails-to-trails program will have another chance to pursue takings claims after the Federal Circuit said the government failed to prove that the landowners didn’t own the property beneath the rail line. A Florida-law doctrine known as the “centerline...

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