On June 21, in volume 37 issue 24, Westlaw Journal Environmental published commentary from DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin partner Michael J. Ash providing a comprehensive overview of recent decisions examining litigation in Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions in which property owners challenged the power of a regulated utility company to use eminent domain to acquire easements for pipeline projects.
His article examines the case law of eminent domain delegation generally, and includes a fact specific and legal analysis of noteworthy court decisions that review particular statutory schemes, drawing some conclusions about the reach of a private utility’s authority to exercise the fundamental governmental power of eminent domain to advance the public interest
Westlaw Journal Environmental is published biweekly and covers the most recent developments in litigation arising under federal and state environmental statutes. The Westlaw suite of legal journals is published by Thomson Reuters and is the definitive source for a wide range of legal topics, from antitrust to white collar. To read the full article, click here.
To learn more about Michael J. Ash, the firm’s Eminent Domain and Right-of-Way practice group, or the firm’s roster of accomplished attorneys or for a consultation, please contact Joseph M. DeCotiis, Managing Partner, at (201) 907-5203 or visit DeCotiisLaw.com.