High Court Eminent Domain Case May Offer States Clarity

Law360, Minneapolis (January 25, 2016, 6:21 PM EST) -- The high court's decision to hear an eminent domain case concerning a family-government dispute over adjacent Wisconsin properties suggests the court may believe that, contrary to a state court ruling, takings cases require individual analysis, and a Supreme Court decision could have broad impact on an area that varies widely state by state, lawyers say.

The issue has national relevance, according to attorneys, since some states tend to side with landowners in such disputes while others have more government-friendly statutes, and a ruling from the high court could provide much needed clarity as states wrestle with the question.

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