A tract of property had remained in a family for over a century. An gas company leased the property and over the years, its operations caused significant contamination. Consequently, the property owners sued for the cost of clean up. Rather than pay the damages owed, the company invoked eminent domain authority under the Natural Gas Act to take the property, and with it, the property owners’ rights to compensation. The Firm was retained as Special Counsel to block the condemnation attempt which was accomplished in federal district court – and eventually, the environmental litigation resolved favorably for the property owners.