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Federal condemnation

St. John's United Church of Christ v. Chicago, City of

The court upholds the denial of a church's motion for a preliminary restraining order to prevent the relocation of a cemetery in conjunction with plans to renovate Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Eminent domain does not...

Whitehead v. Allied Signal, Inc.

The court holds that a property owner cannot maintain an action for forcible ejectment against a company that was ordered to acquire the property owner's land as part of a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...

United States v. Keller

The court affirms the denial of landowners' untimely demand for a jury trial on the issue of just compensation in a condemnation proceeding initiated by the United States. The United States was attempting to obtain 42 acres of the...

United States v. 17.83 Acres of Land

The court holds that owners of property atop South Mountain in Washington County, Maryland, were not entitled to an increase in the amount awarded them in a condemnation proceeding. The property owners contend that the district court...

United States v. 0.95 Acres of Land

The court holds that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) cannot be used as a defense in a federal condemnation action where the U.S. Forest Service condemned a road in order to gain access to land recently sold for timber...