Episode 5 – Shane Rayman Discusses Expropriation Law in Canada and Jeff Mead Discusses Municipal Tree Ordinances

We go international in Episode 5 with Shane Rayman of Rayman Beitchman LLP in Toronto, Ontario.  Shane discusses how the eminent domain process works in Canada, including a discussion on the right to take, the full compensation system, and interesting projects taking place in Ontario.  In the Opening Statement, Jeff Mead discusses Municipal Tree Ordinances, including the recent Texas Attorney General Opinion about when such ordinances may constitute regulatory takings.  Shane also gives valuable dining advice when in Toronto!

A link to Shane Rayman’s bio is here:

Shane Rayman

A link to the news article about tree “trimming” on Forest Lane in Dallas is here:  https://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/2017/06/02/30-live-oak-trees-hacked-north-dallas-people-happy

More information on the 11th Annual Eminent Domain seminar in Dallas hosted by Eddie Vassallo and Charles Salazar can be found here:

http://cle.com/product.php?proid=1673&src=Featured&page=Eminent_Domain

More information on the 14th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference can be found here:

http://law.wm.edu/academics/intellectuallife/conferencesandlectures/propertyrights/index.php

Please share your thoughts on the show or this episode with me.  I’m on Twitter @J_Clint.    My webpage bio is here:  http://www.lockelord.com/professionals/s/schumacher-j-clint

Jeff Mead’s webpage bio is here:

http://www.lockelord.com/professionals/m/mead-jeffrey-brian

 

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Tree-Preservation Ordinances in Texas Municipalities May Constitute Regulatory Takings

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion on July 14, 2017 concluding that municipal tree-preservation ordinances in Texas may, in certain unspecified factual circumstances, constitute a regulatory taking under the Federal and Texas Constitutions. Continue reading “Locke Lord QuickStudy: Tree-Preservation Ordinances in Texas Municipalities May Constitute Regulatory Takings”

Episode 4 – Interview with Professor Ilya Somin to discuss Murr v. Wisconsin, and a Discussion of Sabal Trail case from Florida

In Episode 4, we are joined by Professor Ilya Somin of the George Mason School of Law. Professor Somin is one of the leading thinkers and writers in the eminent domain community. Professor Somin joins us to talk about Murr v. Wisconsin, but also we veer off into other topics, including property rights in China. He was an outstanding guest!

My colleague, Alex LoCasto, also joins to talk about an interesting summary judgment decision in Sabal Trail v. Real Estate out of Florida. The issue was whether federal or state compensation law applies to an interstate pipeline.  The best part though is the court’s concluding paragraph.  We love judges who have a sense of humor.

Professor Somin routinely posts in the Volokh Conspiracy blog at the Washington Post which can be found here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/ilya-somin/?utm_term=.2d2e7677ff9a

Professor Somin’s books, including The Grasping Hand and Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective can be purchased from several outlets, however, here is a link to Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ilya+somin

Please share your thoughts on the show or this episode with me.  I’m on Twitter @J_Clint.    My webpage bio is here:  http://www.lockelord.com/professionals/s/schumacher-j-clint

Alex LoCasto’s webpage bio is here:

http://www.lockelord.com/professionals/l/locasto-alexandra

More information on the ALI audio seminar on regulatory takings hosted by Robert Thomas can be found here:

https://www.ali-cle.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=courses.course&course_code=TSZF02&contenttype=19&utm_source=email&utm_medium=eloqua&utm_campaign=EQ%20FY17-Q4%20CR-A%20F%20TSZF02-2017-7-25%20PH1%20%3A%20CopyEQ%20FY17-P12%20CR-A%20F%20TSZF02-2017-7-25%20PH1%20T1%20Coupon#tab-program-details

More information on the 11th Annual Eminent Domain seminar in Dallas hosted by Eddie Vassallo and Charles Salazar can be found here:

http://cle.com/product.php?proid=1673&src=Featured&page=Eminent_Domain