Meghan S. Largent and Lindsay S. C. Brinton Negotiate $700,000 Award to Cobb County, Georgia Landowners in Rails-to-Trails Case

Lewis Rice members Meghan S. Largent and Lindsay S. C. Brinton negotiated more than $700,000 in awards to three Cobb County, Georgia landowners of a railroad right-of-way set to become part of the Silver Comet Trail's connection with the Atlanta Beltline. Meghan and Lindsay argued before the United States Court of Federal Claims that the property owners should have been compensated after the railroad easement was abandoned and later turned into the Silver Comet Trail. Lewis Rice represents five other Cobb County property owners, whose lawsuit is pending. 

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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.