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The AmLaw Litigation Daily

June 5, 2019 - In an article examining federal takings cases arising from the Rails to Trails program, the American Lawyer reported that "In the past 10 years, the federal government has shelled out at least $160 million in judgments or settlements to compensate landowners whose property abuts old railroads according to the Treasury Department's Judgment Fund database.  The payouts represent an unmitigated losing streak in Fifth Amendment takings cases by Justice Department lawyers."  

The article also discussed Larson O'Brien's most recent takings lawsuit aon behalf of 150 landowners whose property is part of an eight-mile rail corridor in Sarasota, Florida, recognizing partner Thor Hearne as "perhaps the best-known lawyer specializing in such cases."  

The complete article can be read here: https://www.law.com/litigationdaily/2019/06/05/daily-dicta-not-so-happy-trails-for-feds-on-losing-streak-in-takings-suits/