Judge Affirms BZA's Decision to Grant Special Exception to Indiana Dairy Farm

Judge Affirms BZA's Decision to Grant Special Exception to Indiana Dairy Farm

On July 11, 2017, the Circuit Court in Fayette County, Indiana issued an opinion affirming the Rush County Board of Zoning Appeal's decision to grant a special exception to an Indiana dairy farm. Todd and Brianna represented the dairy farm in front of the BZA and on appeal. 

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Dairy Permit Upheld Against Neighbor's Challenge

Dairy Permit Upheld Against Neighbor's Challenge

On February 27, 2017, the Indiana Office of Environmental Adjudication upheld the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's approval of a dairy's application to build and operate a new confined feeding operation in Rush County, Indiana. Todd and Brianna defended the dairy against a challenge to the permit approval from a nearby neighbor. 

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Farm Partition Fence Law Upheld

Farm Partition Fence Law Upheld

Historically, if two rural landowners wanted to build a fence between their properties (a “partition fence”), they would meet in the middle of their proposed fence row, and while looking at each other, each agree to build to their right.  This century-old statute, known as the “Partition Fence Law,” was a way to distribute the cost of partition fences equally between landowners.  Recently, this law was challenged in the Indiana Court of Appeals.

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