3rd Circ. Says Price For Pa. Pipeline Easement Set Too High

Law360 (May 7, 2020, 9:31 PM EDT) -- A court-appointed commission tasked with determining a fair price for a Rover Pipeline easement on a Pennsylvania farm inflated the value of the property by factoring in that it could be used for purposes it wasn't zoned for, the Third Circuit ruled Thursday.

In a 12-page opinion, a three-judge panel shot down the price tag the commission set on land that Energy Transfer LP's Rover Pipeline needed to run through. The panel held that the district court shouldn't have signed off on the amount because the commission overshot the land's original value by incorrectly determining that land owned by James and...

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