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Eminent domain

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Jun 2, 2023

Federal government lawsuit accuses Wisconsin town of trespassing on tribal reservation

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to force a northern Wisconsin town to pay unspecified damages for failing to renew access easements on American Indian tribal land.

Apr 2, 2021

Split court finds DOT made valid offer for church property obtained through eminent domain

A split Wisconsin Supreme Court decided the Wisconsin Department of Transportation made a valid offer to a Fox Valley church for land obtained through eminent domain.

Nov 4, 2019

Eminent domain, road with ‘lengthy, complex litigation history’ at center of Supreme Court lawsuit

A Dane County road with a “lengthy and relatively complex litigation history” is at the center of an eminent domain case in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Apr 8, 2019

Evers’ budget would restore eminent domain for bike trails

Gov. Tony Evers wants to restore local governments and state agencies’ right to seize private property for biking and hiking trails, a step that would again pit private property owners against villages, towns and cities looking to make public improvements.

Dec 26, 2018

High court to hear dispute over city’s annexation of land for sand mine

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will be kicking off 2019 with a lineup of oral arguments that includes a dispute between a city and town over whether the land for a sand mine was properly annexed.

Sep 24, 2018

Largest landowners left in Foxconn’s path sue over Mount Pleasant’s eminent-domain threats

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.

Jul 17, 2018

New lawsuit challenges Mount Pleasant’s broad blight designation on Foxconn site

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.

Jun 29, 2018

Eminent-domain fears swirl as Foxconn breaks ground in Mount Pleasant

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.

Jun 5, 2018

Lawyer warns Foxconn blight designation could lead to lawsuit

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.

Jan 26, 2018

Mount Pleasant asks judge to dismiss Foxconn eminent-domain lawsuit

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.

Aug 17, 2017

US Supreme Court decides critical question for eminent-domain cases

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.

Feb 6, 2017

Apparent authority doctrine determines jurisdiction dispute

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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