Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 9th, 2012 Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

County Zoning can be a Minefield for Livestock Producers Wanting to Expand

Not all counties are created equal when it comes to zoning. Recently, I’ve been involved in a number of zoning disputes in different Indiana counties. It’s remarkable to me that a farm situated on a county line—as many farms are—will face drastically different zoning requirements...

Dalzell v. Country View: Neighbors' Suit Against Hog Farm "Doesn't Fly"

By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Illinois, has decided a nuisance suit in favor of a Randolph County hog farmer. The case, Dalzell v. Country View Family Farms, LLC , involved an appeal from the district court that held...

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Indiana Lawyer: Farm Smells Ignite Debate, No Consensus

I was recently quoted in the Indiana Lawyer, which published an article about farm nuisance, the Right to Farm Act, and urban sprawl into the country side: Before dinner can be prepared and served at the table, the food has to be raised on a farm. However, Old MacDonald’s Farm with its placid...