It appears the raisin handlers' luck in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision Horne v. US Department of Agriculture has spawned a new federal takings challenge by another group of fruit growers. This time it's a group of tomato growers asserting a takings challenge against the federal government, with a bit of a twist. (And yes, I had to check, but both raisins and tomatoes are technically fruits -- see the things you learn?)
According to an article in the Packer, Tomato growers say eminent domain applies to 2008 crop, tomato growers are suing the federal government for $40 million in ...
Here's a new one. Imagine you have a government agency as your tenant, paying above-market rent, and the lease is set to expire. The government tells you they're going to move to a new site, but they need to hold over for a while until the new site is built. You figure, fine, the parties will just continue with the same rental rate until the government tenant moves. Hey, what other option does the government have? It would be incredibly expensive to find a temporary site and do a temporary move until the permanent relocation site is finalized.
This logic may work with any typical private-market ...
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