Eminent Domain Attorneys File Motion to Protect Ohio Landowners by Challenging Rover Pipeline’s FERC Application

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Eminent domain attorneys take action on behalf of clients, Ohio landowners affected by Rover Pipeline

“Ohio property owners are being stripped of their rights before they are even aware that they will be affected by a pipeline. We are fighting for these landowners.”

Goldman & Braunstein, LLP, a Columbus, Ohio-based law firm representing private landowners, filed a Motion to Intervene today in an Application submitted by Rover Pipeline, LLC (Rover) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct the proposed “ET Rover” natural gas pipeline (FERC Case No. CP15-93). Rover’s Application seeks FERC approval to construct over 700 miles of new natural gas pipelines, primarily in Ohio (Rover Application page 10).

Goldman & Braunstein’s Motion claims Rover’s Application also seeks FERC approval for a schedule that will require a writ of immediate possession from the federal court (See Motion at 5, citing Rover Application pages 14, 46). According to the Motion, a writ of immediate possession enables private companies to take land from its owner prior to the determination and payment of compensation, contrary to Ohio’s eminent domain laws (Motion pages 4-5, citing the Ohio Constitution, Article XIII, § 5).

Goldman & Braunstein represents Ohio landowners faced with projects that are vested with eminent domain authority to take private land. The firm filed its Motion to Intervene on behalf of the numerous landowners it represents whose land has been surveyed for the ET Rover pipeline. “We are working to protect the rights of Ohio landowners throughout the process,” says attorney William Goldman.

To read the motion filed by Goldman & Braunstein in its entirety, and to learn more go here.

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About Goldman & Braunstein:
Goldman & Braunstein are recognized legal experts for Ohio property owners facing potential eminent domain issues. They are dedicated to exclusively representing landowners. Both attorneys have extensive backgrounds in development, zoning and construction. Michael Braunstein, a professor emeritus at The Ohio State University, is the author of widely used textbooks on eminent domain and property law. William A. Goldman– is one of two eminent domain attorneys listed in Ohio Super Lawyers. For more information visit http://www.GBlegal.net or http://www.Ohiopipelineresults.com.

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Marcy Fleisher
Goldman & Braunstein, LLP
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