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Taking of private property

Ward Gulfport Properties, L.P. v. Mississippi State Highway Comm'n

The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded a lower court decision that the state's transportation agency did not effect a categorical or regulatory taking when it pledged approximately 1,300 acres of a developer's property for...

St. Bernard Parish Government v. United States

The Federal Claims Court held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' construction, expansions, operation, and failure to maintain the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO) caused subsequent storm surge that was exacerbated by a "funnel...

Lost Tree Village Corp. v. United States

The Federal Claims Court awarded a Florida developer $4 million after finding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' denial of the developer's §404 permit request to dredge and fill a five-acre plot of land effected a compensable taking...

Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District

The U.S. Supreme Court held that a government's demand for property from a land use permit application must satisfy the "nexus" and "rough proportionality" requirements of Nollan v. California Coastal Comm'n, 483 U.S. 825,...

Hearts Bluff Game Ranch, Inc. v. United States

The Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a landowner's claim for just compensation under the Fifth Amendment for an alleged taking based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' denial of the landowner's proposal to...