Saving a Family Farm

By way of an eminent domain complaint, a pipeline announced its intent to access one of the oldest working family-owned farms in the state as an entry point for horizontal direct drilling (HDD) in the center of a productive cornfield.  Following efforts to negotiate a more suitable location, the Firm vigorously fought access in both federal and state court, and successfully appealed a state permit authorizing the work. Ultimately, a new permit issued relocating the the pipeline off the property, with damages awarded for the pipeline’s surveys on the property.