Supreme Court Declines To Hear Land Seizure Case

Law360, New York (October 31, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Rhode Island developer Downing/Salt Pond Partners LP's argument that the high court's 1985 decision requiring land seizure claims to be brought in state court is unconstitutional because it prohibits land owners from seeking protection from federal courts.

Downing had asked the high court to consider the ruling's validity after federal and circuit courts dismissed its claims accusing the State of Rhode Island of taking possession of its 67-acre residential property in Narragansett.

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