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The owners of the largest swath of private land left near the massive factory Foxconn Technology Group is building in southeast Wisconsin are suing to prevent the village of Mount Pleasant from seizing a sliver of the land for a road-expansion project.
A group of homeowners filed a new lawsuit against Mount Pleasant on Tuesday, challenging the village's decision in June to declare thousands of acres of farmland in Foxconn's path blighted.
As Foxconn Technology Group officially marked the start on Thursday of work on its $10 billion factory in Mount Pleasant, fears swirled that local officials were moving to unleash a legal means of forcing homeowners to make way for the technology giant: eminent domain.
Mount Pleasant officials slapped a blighted designation Monday on thousands of acres of land near the site of Foxconn Technology Group’s new $10 billion factory, a step that could allow the village to use eminent domain to obtain property from holdout landowners.
Mount Pleasant officials have asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by property owners who allege the village, in taking their land through eminent domain for work related to the Foxconn project, is violating their constitutional rights.
The property is idyllic. It consists of two parcels in a cove on the St. Croix River along the Wisconsin-Minnesota border where the river widens and flattens to form Lake St. Croix.
The Court of Appeals applied the agency doctrine of apparent authority when deciding whether the property owners in an eminent domain case had obtained jurisdiction over the governmental entity that condemned their property.
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