Earlier, we posted the opinion of New York's Appellate Division in New York Central Lines, LLC v. State of New York, No. 2011-03494 (Dec. 19, 2012), in which the court determined how to value a rail corridor when it is taken by eminent domain.
The court's opinion was somewhat cryptic, so we thought we would post the briefs to help understand the arguments better. If this is your game, check them out:
These briefs come to us by way of Jonathan Houghton, counsel for the prevailing property owner. Jonathan is the partner of our Owners' Counsel of America colleague Mike Rikon. Two more kudos: Jonathan recently became a named partner of the firm, which has recently moved back into its permanent offices in Manhattan after being displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Congratulations on all three counts.