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...
11th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Landowners Represented by True North Law & the Brigham Property Rights Firm
Feb 6, 2023 | Constitutional Law, Property Rights
On February 3rd, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in favor of the property owners – the Thomas family – in Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC v. 18.27 Acres of Land in Levy County, et al. (Sabal Trail v. Thomas Family). The court’s ruling was a total win for the landowners and will help landowners in natural gas pipeline...
Landowners file lawsuit against federal government seeking compensation for property taken for the Great Redwood Trail
Dec 5, 2022 | Constitutional Law, Property Rights
True North Law filed a lawsuit on behalf of landowners whose property the federal government took for the Great Redwood Trail. The lawsuit was filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington DC. The lawsuit is available here. The complaint provides an extensively researched history of the land the federal government took for...
American Bar Association Publishes Article by True North Law’s Steve Davis on Wilkins v. United States Property Rights Case
Nov 29, 2022 | Constitutional Law, Property Rights
On November 30, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Wilkins v. United States, a lawsuit brought by private property owners in Montana against the federal government. True North Law’s Steve Davis breaks down the case in this article published in the American Bar Association’s Preview magazine. Steve explains how a dispute about a...
True North Law asks court to hold the federal government liable for taking additional Sarasota landowners’ property
Nov 7, 2022 | Constitutional Law, Property Rights
True North Law represents hundreds of Sarasota, Florida, landowners in three lawsuits filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In the most recently-filed lawsuit, Barron, et al. v. United States, Thor Hearne has filed a comprehensive motion for summary judgment asking the court to hold the government liable for taking 18 landowners’ property...
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit hears oral argument in important Fifth Amendment taking case in which True North Law filed an amicus brief
Nov 7, 2022 | Constitutional Law, Property Rights
This week, the Federal Circuit held oral argument in the appeal of an important Fifth Amendment taking case where the federal government took private landowners’ property in Missouri for a public recreational rail-trail. The lower court erroneously held that, even though the railroad had only an easement across the landowners’ property (instead...
U.S. Supreme Court Opens New Term with Sackett v. EPA Property Rights Case
Oct 5, 2022 | Constitutional Law, Property Rights
On October 3, the Supreme Court will begin its new term by hearing an important property rights case, Sackett v. EPA. True North Law’s Steve Davis breaks down the case in this article published in the American Bar Association’s Supreme Court Preview magazine. Steve explains how the Sackett family has had to battle the federal government through...
True North Law Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief in Support of Louisiana Landowners
Sep 8, 2022 | Constitutional Law, Property Rights
True North’s amicus brief asks the Court to take up and overturn the decision of the Fifth Circuit, which wrongly held the government doesn’t need to compensate landowners unless and until the legislature appropriates the compensation. True North Law filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf property rights advocacy groups,...
After Trial, Court Issues Sweeping Ruling in Favor of Georgia Landowners Represented by Thor Hearne
Sep 6, 2022 | Constitutional Law, Property Rights
Following a trial in Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has issued its decision awarding the plaintiff-landowners the full value of their property taken by the federal government for the creation of a recreational rail-trail across their properties. “This is a sweeping win and total vindication for these landowners,” said Thor...
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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