BlueRidgeNow, ABC13 News Reported on Progress for Landowner Compensation along Ecusta TrailSeptember 26, 2022
BlueRidgeNow and ABC13 News reported this weekend on the positive progress made by Lewis Rice Federal Takings & Rails to Trails attorneys toward getting their clients compensated along the Ecusta Trail. Lewis Rice represents more than 200 landowners between Hendersonville and Brevard.
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Lewis Rice's federal takings attorneys represent landowners throughout the United States pursuing takings claims against the federal government. One primary focus of the group is representing landowners in what is commonly referred to as rails to trails takings. Attorneys in this group litigate cases in the United States Court of Federal Claims on behalf of those whose property was taken by the federal government pursuant to the National Trails System Act, which authorizes abandoned railroad lines to be converted to public parks. The goal is to obtain compensation from the government for the taking of their land for the public recreational trail.