Are Private Benefit Condemnations a Thing of the Past? American Bar Assn Symposium, 4/29/05

Implications of Kelo v. City of New London

What will the Supreme Court decide in Kelo v. City of New London? The Supreme Court is expected to render a decision by the end of June, 2005 as to whether condemnations based on purely economic benefit will be allowed to continue, but you can hear the argument again in a program being presented at the American Bar Association, Section of Real Property Probate and Trust Law Spring Symposia in Washington, D.C.

Michael Rikon, chair of the Condemnation Committee will moderate a program entitled, “Are Private Benefit Condemnations a Thing of the Past? Implications of Kelo v. City of New London.” The speakers are Professor Steven Eagle of George Mason University Law School; Alan Ackerman, Esq. of Troy, Michigan who was successful in convincing the Michigan Supreme Court to reverse the Poletown decision in County of Wayne v. Hathcock; Dana Berliner, Esq. of the Institute of Justice and plaintiff counsel in Kelo; Daniel Krisch, Esq. of Horton, Shield & Knox, attorneys for the City of New London; James Burling, Esq. of the Pacific Legal Foundation; and Charles S. Webb, III, Esq. of Berger & Webb, attorneys to Forest City Ratner and other developers.

The program is scheduled for April 29, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Michael Rikon: 212-422-4000, e-mail c/o LGeller@ggrgpc.com