Monthly Archives: October 2015

Pennsylvania Pipelines

The Harrisburg Patriot News has published a detailed series of articles dealing with Pennsylvania Pipelines. Many are in development and many more are planned. Attorney Mike Faherty prevailed for the landowners on the eminent domain issue in Sunoco v. Loper in 2014. Sunoco prevailed in September, 2015 before Judge Edward Guido in Cumberland County. That decision has been appealed to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. Eminent domain litigation concerning Mariner East 2 is ongoing in multiple counties. Oral argument is scheduled in Washington County on Novermber 17, 2015. Eventually, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court may decide the eminent domain issue with consideration of the Property Rights Protection Act which prohibits the use of eminent domain for private enterprise. Sunoco Pipeline status of a public utility for one purpose would not appear to approve use of eminent domain for a different, private enterprise use.
Several pipelines planned for midstate: Will they move through your backyard?
By Candy Woodall |

Photo: The path of the Atlantic […]

By |October 27th, 2015|Categories: Eminent domain, Pipeline Construction, Property Rights|

Decision on Appraisal Figure of Property Owner

Faherty Law Firm represented a small church in regard to a partial taking of land for bridge replacement by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The Board awarded the exact figure of the property owner’s expert opinion. The result is the doubling of the compensation paid to the church.

By |October 26th, 2015|Categories: Property Rights|