Arkansas Fish & Game
Commission v. U.S. – Property Rights
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Commission might be entitled to compensation under the Fifth Amendment for damages caused to their property as the result of intermittent government-induced flooding. Historically, property owners face significant legal hurdles when seeking compensation for property damage caused by short-term government policies and projects. The case was remanded to the U.S. Court of Appeals for a determination as to whether compensation is due. In the Federal Court of Appeals, the Court ruled in favor of the State of Arkansas, which had brought its suit against the federal government in its capacity as a private property owner. The decision will make it easier for landowners to obtain compensation when government causes damage to their land.http://blog.nfib.com/2013/12/05/nfib-legal-centers-winning-streak-continues-with-three-victories-in-two-days/
Mehaffy v. U.S. – Property RightsThe Court has been asked to reverse a Federal Circuit decision that prevents landowners from seeking compensation for regulations that are too burdensome when they have acquired a property after enactment of a land use restriction. NFIB’s amicus brief argues that a rule barring a post-enactment purchaser from bringing a lawsuit disadvantages small businesses, landowners and the elderly.
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