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SCOTUS Confirms Temporary Flooding Is Compensable Taking

In Arkansas Game and Fish Commission the Court found that "government-induced flooding of limited duration may be compensable."

NJ Senate Considers Changing Redevelopment Powers and Procedures

Legislation that would rework some of the procedures used by local governments to their redevelopment powers cleared a state senate committee.

Pre-Condemnation Damages and Consideration of Future Development in FMV

A Georgia county appealed a jury verdict, alleging that the trial court erred by admitting evidence of pre-taking damages,

Articles »

Land Use Litigation: A Story and a Lawsuit

By Charles V. Berwanger

A cautionary tale for inexperienced counsel.

The Legacy of the 1350 Lake Shore Associates Litigation

By Reuben L. Hedlund

A zoning dispute in one of Chicago's finest neighborhoods lasted almost 40 years.

Reasonable Probability in Rezoning, Assemblage, and Other Value Cases

By Thomas Olson and Cory K. Kestner

Proving reasonable probability will depend on a thorough presentation to a court of the facts establishing the likelihood of the event.

Sound Advice »

audio Billboards in Condemnation Cases

By David Rapp

David Rapp discusses a recent case in the Kansas Supreme Court that establishes that outdoor advertising companies will be treated no better than other owners of commercial property. (8:49 min)


Section Annual Conference

The Section of Litigation Annual Conference will be held April 24–26, 2013 in Chicago. Registration is open. Read more.

Compendium of Eminent Domain Published

The book contains outlines for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and is available from the ABA bookstore. Read more.

Call for Newsletter Articles

The newsletter is read not only by your fellow committee members, but also by a nationwide audience of practitioners. Read more.

Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use Leadership

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Casey Pipes

Mobile, AL

Bill Blake

Lincoln, NE

Christian Torgrimson

Atlanta, GA
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Richard Rodriguez

Denver, CO
Newsletter Editor


The Law of Eminent Domain

A single resource for eminent domain practitioners, this guide is a reference for questions about eminent domain and condemnation procedure in every state and the District of Columbia.


A Century of Legal Ethics: Trial Lawyers and the ABA Canons of Professional Ethics

The ABA Canons of Ethics was adopted in 1908 and created ethical standards for lawyers.