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Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Land banks are newest anti-blight tool
Standard Speaker, Hazleton, PA – Oct 30, 2012
…The law seeks to allay private property concerns by specifically saying that land banks don't have the power to take property by eminent domain, said Yaw. He held several hearings on the legislation as chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee…

Judge says coal company had no right to coal under Flight 93 crash site
Daily American, Somerset, PA - Oct 25, 2012
As part of a pending civil lawsuit, a Pittsburgh senior federal judge determined that Svonavec Inc. did not establish that it possessed any right to mine the coal under the Flight 93 National Memorial at the time the United States acquired the company's land by eminent domain, other than eight acres not in dispute…

Johnson Refutes ‘Land Grab’ In Pt. Breeze — Will Meet Developers
The PublicRecord, Philadelphia, Pa – Oct 25, 2012
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson wants to sit down with developers who are concerned about the City’s plan to acquire property through eminent domain in Point Breeze…

Council votes to take Elks, Klahr buildings by eminent domain
Press andJournal, Middletown, PA – Oct 24, 2012
Middletown Borough Council voted 7-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 16 to acquire the Elks Theatre building at the corner of Union and Emaus streets in downtown Middletown by eminent domain, the latest move in an ongoing dispute between council and the Greater Middletown Economic Development Corporation (GMEDC), which owns the building…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, October 22, 2012
Flight 93 site ruled off limits to mining
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA - Oct 22, 2012
Nearly 300 acres in rural Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, have been taken by eminent domain, but the rights to the coal underneath the land have been a point of contention…

Judge agrees, no mining under Flight 93 site
The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA – Oct 19, 2012
In an order handed down this week, U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose said Svonavec Inc. of Somerset failed to prove it had the right to mine coal under the memorial site at the time the land was taken through eminent domain...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, October 04, 2012
County official offers peek at Covington Park
Scranton Times Tribune, PA – Oct 4, 2012
…"To see it not being developed, that wasn't a bad thing," Mr. Yerke said of the decades the county did nothing with the land, which it took by eminent domain in 1972. "But we are tickled to death to see it get developed like this. The intent was for recreation, and it should have been done earlier."…

Sheriff’s Deputies Evict Route 28 Auto Body Shop Owner
KDKA CBS 2, Pittsburgh – Oct 1, 2012
...PennDOT took the property over through eminent domain. However, Lieberth has maintained that he never got fair market value for the property. He also thought he had until the end of the business day to vacate...

Allegheny County deputies evict last business owner in Route 28 work zone
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Oct. 1, 2012
But even as PennDOT reached relocation agreements with 15 other residences and 24 business along Route 28, Mr. Lieberth refused to go. In November 2011, PennDOT took ownership of the property by eminent domain and sent Mr. Lieberth $120,000…

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