Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Property Rights Amici Curiae Represented by True North Law
Mar 15, 2023 | Appellate Litigation, Constitutional Law, Property Rights
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied the Department of Justice’s petition for rehearing en banc in a Trails Act case brought by Indiana landowners. True North Law filed two amicus briefs supporting the landowners on behalf of four property-rights organizations, the National Association of Reversionary Property Owners, the...
Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Landowners Supported by True North Law Amicus Brief
Feb 28, 2023 | Appellate Litigation, Property Rights
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled in favor of Missouri landowners – reversing the trial court’s erroneous decision – in a case where True North Law filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of a distinguished property law scholar and professor. In Behrens, et al. v. United States, Missouri landowners who own property...
True North Law’s Tim Belz Recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a “POWER List Appellate Attorney” for 2023
Feb 10, 2023 | Appellate Litigation
Tim Belz, Of Counsel with True North Law, has again been recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly one of “the most powerful appellate attorneys” in Missouri. This is not the first time he has been recognized as an outstanding litigator. In 2004, after he had defended a Christian school that state officials had raided to investigate student abuse...
Big Win for Landowner in Case Where True North Law Filed Influential Amicus Brief
Jun 8, 2020 | Appellate Litigation, Property Rights
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Caquelin v. United States recently ruled unanimously in favor of an Iowa landowner whose property was taken by the federal government under the Trails Act for a public recreational rail-trail. Lawyers for the federal government argued the government was not required to pay Ms....
Sarasota Landowners Ask Court to Enjoin Removal of “Encroachments”
May 10, 2020 | Appellate Litigation, Property Rights
In conjunction with the recently-filed lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida to stop Sarasota County from removing “encroachments” from the Legacy Trail right-of-way, Thor Hearne and True North Law filed a motion for preliminary injunction to bring this to the court’s immediate attention. The motion asks the...
True North Law Files Federal Lawsuit on behalf of landowners to stop Sarasota County from removing Legacy Trail “Encroachments”
May 8, 2020 | Appellate Litigation, Property Rights
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...
True North Wins Significant Victory for Landowners in the Federal Circuit
Feb 20, 2020 | Appellate Litigation, Property Rights
True North represents Miami, Florida landowners whose property the Federal government took under the federal Trails Act. The federal Trails Act imposes a new easement for public recreation and a future possible railroad across landowners’ property. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that when the federal government invokes the Trails...
Lee v. Virginia State Board of Elections
Nov 7, 2019 | Appellate Litigation, Trial Advocacy
(U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit), 188 F. Supp.3d 577 (E.D. Va. 2016), affirmed 843 F.3d 592 (4th Cir. 2016) Thor was appointed by Virginia’s Attorney General as special counsel for the Commonwealth of Virginia to defend the state’s photo-voter ID law. As lead trial and appellate counsel Thor successfully defended the Virginia...
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Great summary of a great conference! @invcondemnation: https://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/2022/10/brigham-kanner-property-rights-conference-wrap-up.html @BrighamKanner @PacificLegal @OwnersCounsel @StephenSDavis @SteveClarkeVA
Louisiana repeats Judge Smails' decree (in Caddyshack) - "You'll get nothing and like it!" - in egregious case of government taking of private property w/o compensation in violation of 5th Amend. Check out True North's SCOTUS amicus brief in this case at: https://truenorthlawgroup.com
True North Law files SCOTUS amicus brief supporting Louisiana landowners whose property was taken w/o compensation in violation of 5th Amend. Honored to file on behalf of @ReasonFdn & @slf_liberty in support of @PacificLegal. Read it at: https://truenorthlawgroup.com @invcondemnation
Happy 16th birthday to @invcondemnation! We don't know where you find the time, but we're grateful for your work!
Thanks to @invcondemnation for highlighting our 11th Circuit oral argument in Sabal Trail v. 18.27 Acres, where the condemnor argued that when it condemns land and forces private landowners into court, the pipeline doesn't need to pay their attorney fees. https://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/2022/08/ca11-oral-arguments-in-pipeline-taking-if-florida-law-says-the-owner-gets-compensation-plus-a-car-do.html