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Hensley v. Columbus, City of

ELR Citation: 36 ELR 20006
Nos. No. 02-3778, (6th Cir., 01/10/2006)

The court reverses and remands a lower court decision that a city's dewatering activities did not constitute a taking of homeowners' property. The court previously certified the issue to the Ohio Supreme Court, and that court held that Ohio homeowners have a property interest in the groundwater underlying their land and that governmental interference with that right can constitute an unconstitutional taking.