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.
I recommend reading the blog post below which is a short analysis of condemnation and covid-19 written by Attorneys Ehren Fournier and Katie Gray.
Below is a summary of eminent domain law which may be helpful in these days of government restrictions as a result of the coronavirus.
A recent Commonwealth Court decision reaffirmed the opportunity for a property valuation witness to rely upon hearsay evidence in forming an opinion of property value.
The Penn East pipeline across northern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey continues with FERC approval and multiple eminent domain challenges.
Environmental groups were able to convince a Federal Court to stop construction while environmental concerns were considered.
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has explicated that a de facto “in effect” taking can take place over a specified period of time.
Property owners along the route of the Mariner East 2 construction would be wise to inspect their property following multiple construction spills.