Southern Indiana Landowners Compensation Claim Deadline Approaching

February 27, 2024 marks the final deadline for southern Indiana landowners to seek compensation from the federal government for the taking of their land for the Monon South Trail conversion. After February 27, landowners who have not yet filed a claim for compensation will be forever barred from doing so. WBIW highlights the urgency of this cutoff, noting that the Lewis Rice Rails to Trails attorneys, Lindsay S. C. Brinton and Meghan S. Largent, have a series of cases that have been settled. These affected landowners anticipate receiving their compensations within the year. 

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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.