The Supreme Court on Monday stood by its 50-year-old doctrine that many civil rights groups consider a shield for gross police misconduct. Even as protesters continue to take to the streets against police brutality, the court denied eight petitions addressing the qualified immunity doctrine, which can protect law officers from being sued, even in cases of egregious misconduct.
The issues of police brutality and racial profiling are not new, but have gained traction in recent weeks following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a police officer who put him in a choke hold for the better part of nine minutes. That officer, Dennis Chauvin, has been charged with second degree murder.
You are the proud owner of what was once the family farm, only now your property is surrounded by commercial development and new suburbs. When the local government comes to take by eminent domain a strip of your property to widen the road running in front of it, what are your rights?
As small businesses begin to open back up, liability related to the COVID-19 virus will likely be their biggest concern.
Dan Biersdorf, a Minneapolis-based attorney who specializes in representing property owners in eminent domain cases nationwide, has tips for those preparing to go up against a government trying to take their property. 1. Be sure you are getting the proper amount of money for what…