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Not all pipeline easements are created equal. Some include important landowner protections while others provide little to no protections for the landowner. This article is our list of 25 things that you should consider before you sign a pipeline easement.
It is common for pipeline companies to try to use old easements to locate a new pipelines and to pay lesser compensation. However, Ohio has legal protections for landowners facing this type of situation.
There are three circumstances where the Condemning Authority can be required to pay the landowners attorneys fees, witness fees, and costs.
Failing to file an Answer may result in a waiver of the landowner’s right to a jury trial to assess just compensation.
The terms "appropriation," "condemnation," and "eminent domain" all mean the same thing - the government is taking private property.
Ohio law mandates that a condemning authority negotiate with a landowner prior to filing an eminent domain case.