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High Court Eminent Domain Case May Offer States Clarity

K. Erik Friess in Law360

Law360 (January 26, 2016) The high court's decision to hear an eminent domain case concerning a family-government dispute over adjacent Wisconsin properties suggests the court may believe that, contrary to a state court ruling, takings cases require individual analysis, and a Supreme Court decision could have broad impact on an area that varies widely state by state, lawyers say. "The greatest significance is that the U.S. Supreme Court took up the issue,” said K. Erik Friess of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP. "It indicates they're still interested in these issues, and that we may get some additional clarity. "There's not going to be a revolution but there's probably going to be some evolution in the law," he added.