Monday, March 22, 2004

Fourth Circuit upholds pre-payment possession for gas pipeline in W.D. Va. case

In East Tennessee Natural Gas Co. v. Sage, the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Judge Michael, joined by Judges Niemeyer and Motz, affirmed the rulings of Judge Kiser of the W.D. Va., that in a condemnation case, the plaintiff gas pipeline could and should obtain a preliminary injunction for immediate possession of the property.

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