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Clients may be responsible for certain expenses not covered by the condemnor obligation of up to $4,000 for attorney, appraisal and/or engineering fees.
Some unusual cases such as cases challenging a condemnation may involve legal services with hourly charges.
PennDOT condemned land from a commercial property owned by a husband and wife. Simultaneously, PennDOT condemned land from a neighboring property owned by the wife and a son. PennDOT asserted the two properties were in unified ownership and offered $14,800. PennDOT thus attempted to avoid the payment of damages flowing from altered access to the second property. Faherty Law Firm obtained an Order determining that the properties needed to be valued separately. The cases then settled with payment of $28,753 for the first property and $27,038 for the second property.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission condemned over 60 acres through the McDonald Sportsmen’s Association property, West of Pittsburgh. The Turnpike offered $1,750,000 in property damages and no relocation benefits. The case settled at $6,750,000.
A pipeline company offered $19,000. The matter settled for $1,577,400. Settlement included language in the easement agreement which restricted the Company to a single pipeline; restricted access; restricted above ground items; included fencing to protect livestock; included right to construct access roads across the easement; and required timber placement nearby for owners use.
Anyone who receives notice that their property is threatened by eminent domain action should consult with an attorney who is very experienced in eminent domain law. Unfortunately, too many people obtain poor results after failing to hire an eminent domain attorney.
The Sunoco Pipeline and Mariner East Pipelines continue to be controversial. The Flynn v. Sunoco Pipeline case resulted in an Order from Pennsylvania Public Utility Judge Elizabeth Barnes.
On February 3, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States granted review of the September 10, 2019 Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision which held that New Jersey is entitled to immunity from condemnation suits initiated by PennEast Pipeline Company for the purpose of building a 120-mile pipeline from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania to Mercer County, New Jersey.