Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lowball Watch — Louisiana

An acquaintance sent us a copy of a judgment which discloses that on a condemnor’s deposit of $335,287, a Louisiana trial court awarded $1,397,500, plus interest on the $1,o62,213 difference. The County of Concordia, or the parish as they call it over there, vows to appeal.

Biglane v. Board of Commissioners, Docket No. 44712-B, judgment filed on April 25, 2017.

. . . But a Cigar Is a Smoke


In the words of the late Jimmy Durante, “Everybody wants to get into the act!”


Espinosa Cigars Eminent Domain

The cigar company says that “Eminent Domain” is being released in a single 6 x 50 toro vitola, priced at $9.50 per cigar and packed in 10 count boxes. The company is not disclosing the blend of the cigar, other than to say that the wrapper is a “rustic habano” and that it is a medium bodied cigar.




And the Winner Is . . .

We are pleased to note that the winner of the 2017 Brigham-Kanner property rights prize awarded annually by the William & Mary law school in Williamsburg, Virginia, is Professor David Callies of the University of Hawaii law school.

The Brigham-Kanner prize is awarded to individuals with an outstanding record of achievement in the field of property rights.