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Border Wall Battles - Can you fight the government’s efforts to take land for the border wall, and how much compensation can you...

Landowners along the border of the United States and Mexico may soon face fast-tracked efforts by the federal government to condemn easements and, in many cases, substantial portions of their land outright through eminent...more

RLUIPA Implications of Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court’s issuance of a temporary restraining order prohibiting the enforcement of Executive Order 13769 – “Protecting The Nation From...more

Trump’s Border Wall: Will Eminent Domain Be National News Again?

by Nossaman LLP on

There has been a lot of news lately concerning President Trump’s desire to build a border wall. Many of the articles focus on the efficacy, costs and practical challenges of building the wall. But the discussions are also...more

Brexit – Real Estate Update

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In the run-up to the referendum, many of the headlines focused on the economy and immigration. Little was made of the real estate market, which is surprising given that it is reported to be worth nearly £7 trillion; account...more

If You Build It, They Will Get Just Compensation

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

One thousand nine hundred fifty-four (1,954) miles: the length of the United States’ border with Mexico, and the possible future site for President Donald Trump’s infamous Great Wall. The Wall has been a calling card of the...more

With Its End in Sight, EB-5 Survives!

by Dechert LLP on

In an uninteresting turn of events last week, Congress has passed the Omnibus Bill, which contained a provision extending the EB-5 program until September 30, 2016, with no other changes to the program. As previously...more

Secret Recipes: Fracking Fluid Fracas

Several of our previous posts have covered the trade secrets implications of laws that require disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluid ingredients. As today’s method of hydraulic fracturing combined with horizontal drilling...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Adjourns “sine die” As the final gavels in the Maine House and Senate came down around...more

Construction Law Update - May 2015

by Barley Snyder on

Today’s newspapers in the central Pennsylvania area have been fraught with concerns and questions regarding the construction of the William’s gas pipeline running from the Marcellus Shale areas of Pennsylvania to the east...more

Growing Michigan - Fourth Quarter 2014

by Varnum LLP on

In This Issue: - GAPPs Improve Michigan Food Processing - 30 Projects Announced to Support Michigan Specialty Crop Growers - Proposed Privacy Fences Around Michigan Apiaries - Great Lakes Ag-Tech...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Summer 2012

by McAfee & Taft on

Inside This Issue: - The Equal Access to Justice Act: A valuable tool for farmers in crop insurance disputes - Avoiding hidden liabilities with employee housing agreements - H-2A workers: A solution to farm labor...more

Legal Alert: Damon Key's quarterly update - Social Media for Lawyers, IP issues, and Bankruptcy update

by Robert Thomas on

Here's our firm's latest Legal Alert, a quarterly publication covering issues such as social media for lawyers, Intellectual Property and trademarks, bankruptcy, and eminent domain. ...more

Municipalities Beware: The Perils of Enacting Immigration Ordinances and Know What Your Insurance Policy Covers

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Two weeks ago, a panel from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a District Court decision to require the City of Hazleton, PA, to pay $2.4 million in legal fees to Pedro Lozano, Casa Dominicana of Hazleton Inc.,...more

Does Farmers Branch Have Their Spending Priorities Straight?

by Robert Kraft on

The Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch has been in the news for a couple of years now because of its efforts to run undocumented immigrants out of the city. The city leaders have attempted to do this by passing ordinances making...more

Another Judge Rules Farmers Branch Rental Ban Is Unconstitutional

by Robert Kraft on

For the second time, a federal judge has declared a Farmers Branch ordinance banning illegal immigrants from renting in the city to be unconstitutional. Here are excerpts from a Dallas Morning News article reporting this...more

Volume IV, Issue 4 of The Pro Bono and Community Service Newsletter of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

A Message From the Director of Pro Bono Activities The last edition of our Community Matters@Manatt newsletter focused on the pro bono work we have done to benefit refugees and the organizations that serve them. And, while...more

Counties have 30 days to remark on Nation trust

by Steven Getman on

Seneca and Cayuga counties have 30 days to respond, now that the Cayuga Indian Nation has submitted its application to have its land there placed into federal trust. Leaders in both counties were notified Monday by the...more

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