Ohio Supreme Court: Eminent domain just compensation trials for electric transmission line easements must wait while necessity of appropriation on appealMore
Secured a $42 million court award for three Ohio school districts
Secured $42 million judgment, plus interest, for Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo city school districts after the Ohio Department of Education unlawfully deprived the districts of the funding they were entitled to receive. For more details, please view Bricker’s full recap of the case.
Best Lawyers 2021 recognizes 74 Bricker & Eckler attorneys
A total of 74 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.More Aug 20, 2020
D.C. Circuit bars long-standing FERC rehearing tolling practiceMore
Back to school primer: Right to attend and custodyMore
Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn Best Lawyers 2020 recognition
A total of 65 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.More Aug 15, 2019
Immediate access to construct interstate gas pipeline
Served as appellate counsel in an appeal from a federal district court order granting a natural gas pipeline company immediate access to property in order to construct the pipeline. This was a case of first impression for the Sixth Circuit, as it considered whether to adopt the Sage approach. The Sage decision is the seminal case that outlines the process for obtaining injunctive relief to begin construction of a FERC-approved pipeline while the underlying condemnation/valuation case proceeds.
Supreme Court review denial favors pipeline companyMore
Sixth Circuit upholds immediate access for NEXUS pipeline constructionDec 27, 2018
Bricker & Eckler announces seven new partners for 2019
Bricker & Eckler recently elected seven new partners (effective January 1, 2019): Melissa Bondy, Jennifer Flint, Ali Haque, Sue Roudebush, Josh Nolan, Catherine Swartz, and Beverly Meyer.More Nov 20, 2018
Eminent domain jury trial
Represented a local school district in an appropriation case to acquire property needed for new school facilities. The property that the school board needed to acquire had a dilapidated Victorian-style home that was used as a haunted house for three months out of the year. The landowner claimed that the land was a “special purpose” property that should be valued at a higher price than what was estimated by the school board’s appraiser. The jury came back with a verdict that was approximately the same value offered by the school board prior to trial. In post-trial proceedings, the team was successful in stopping the landowner’s attempt to stall the board’s right to possess the appropriated property, so the board could continue on-schedule with the construction project.