& Eminent Domain
Protecting Your 5th Amendment rights
Ensuring Just Compensation
True North Law’s partners are nationally recognized for their expertise representing property owners in eminent domain and property rights litigation against the federal government, as well as state and local government.
As a nationally-recognized leader in property rights litigation, Thor helped write the book on Trails-To-Rails litigation, earning an exclusive spot on the National Owner’s Council as the National representative.
If you want to ensure you are justly compensated when the government takes your land, you need True North Law.
Decades Of Experience
National Leaders In Property Rights Litigation.
Defending your property rights and enforcing the government’s obligation to justly compensate you and other property owners is a specialized area of constitutional law and federal litigation. True North Law’s eminent domain and property rights litigation team, led by Thor Hearne, represent (or have represented) thousands of property owners throughout the nation in this unique field of constitutional and property law.
Trails Act Litigation
Cases & Briefs
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
We appreciate your work in representing the homeowners along the Legacy Trail in Mission Valley, Nokomis, FL. The case was Rogers v. U.S. Over a decade-long fight your firm held fast and was successful. Thanks!”