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Posts Tagged ‘takings clause’
  • Property Owners May Sue When Government’s Actions Temporarily Floods Property

    Posted by on July 11, 2016
    The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled, in Hampton v. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, that property owners may recover compensation under the Illinois Takings Clause when government action results in temporary flooding of their properties.  The Plaintiffs sued the MWRD, which is responsible for stormwater management, alleging that their properties were flooded and their...

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