Case Conclusion Date:August 8, 2003
Practice Area:Real Estate
Outcome:Owner defeated private gas company taking.
Description:Natural gas transmission company sought landowners' property under quick take provisions of eminent domain statutes. The Circuit Court, Hillsborough County, Daniel E. Gallagher, J., entered judgment for transmission company. Landowners appealed. The District Court of Appeal, Silberman, J., held that transmission company was not a "public utility" entitled to use the quick take provision of eminent domain statutes.