$3M Ruling Against Border Patrol Upended By Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 5:35 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday faulted a trial court’s decision to award $3 million to a group of California landowners for border patrol officials’ use of their property near the Mexican border, but did not agree that the compensation should be reduced.

The Federal Circuit handed down a measured victory for the government, finding that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims wrongly ruled the government’s easement on the land is a temporary taking but not that the award was overblown. The government contended that the installation...
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