Here's one we've been meaning to post for a few days because it involves the nuts-and-bolts of eminent domain and inverse condemnation work -- the calculation of just compensation and damages, and another victory for colleague Thor Hearne.
In a rails-to-trails taking case our of Florida, McCann Holdings, Ltd. v. United States, No. 07-4261 (June 27, 2013), the Court of Federal Claims awarded $3.1 milllion for the taking, which the government claimed was valued at only $825,000.
We won't walk through the entire case, but the court's Opinion and Order is a very good roadmap for how to calculate severance damages in a partial taking of an easement.
Here's more about the decision from the local paper.