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M.L. Johnson Family Properties, LLC v. Zinke

A district court upheld a surface coal mining permit issued to a company even though the cotenant objected to any mining on the property. The company cotenant conveyed the right to enter and surface mine coal to an affiliate, but the...

Land Grantors v. United States

The Federal Claims court recommended that $34.3 million be awarded to former Kentucky landowners whose farms were taken during World War II (WWII) for a military training facility. When the federal government condemned the land, it paid...

Blue Ribbon Properties, Inc. v. Hardin County Fiscal Court

The court affirms a district court decision that a county's denial of a company's permit application to operate a landfill on its property was not a taking under state law and did not violate the U.S. Commerce Clause or the Sherman...