by HEINS MILLS & OLSON on APRIL 7, 2014
We serve as co-lead counsel in multi-state litigation against major telecommunications companies and utilities to vindicate the rights of landowners whose property was used for the installation of fiber optic cable without compensation. In that capacity we participated in fashioning an innovative global settlement that comprises separate agreements on a state-by-state basis. During the past year, final approvals of settlements in an aggregate amount exceeding $61 million were granted by courts in 17 states. This brings the total number of state settlements to 38.