Legal Experts Abuzz about Court’s Decision on Lower Makefield Farm

July 10, 2013 – In The News
The Philadelphia Inquirer

David Snyder was quoted in the The Philadelphia Inquirer article "Legal Experts Abuzz about Court’s Decision on Lower Makefield Farm." While the full text can be found in the July 10, 2013, issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer, a synopsis is noted below.

Attorneys are abuzz after the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court required Lower Makefield to pay a famer’s family nearly $6 million for condemning his land in 1996 in order to build a golf course.

According to David Snyder, before the decision, offers to buy the land were barred from the process of valuing the property. Snyder wrote on the firm’s eminent domain blog that the decision was a “dramatic change” in the law after the Supreme Court’s decision ruled “there is no bright-line rule prohibiting” the consideration of genuine offers from developers in the process of determining a property’s fair market value.

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