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Families Receive a $12M Settlement Over Atlanta BeltLine

More than 20 families will receive some of a $12 million settlement from a federal lawsuit over the Atlanta BeltLine.

After at least six years and two legal disputes some homeowners say they’re content with the compromise.

The affected families in this neighborhood will each be compensated per square foot of lost land that was used to create the section of the BeltLine that’s now what used to be their backyards.

In 2017, the BeltLine sued landowners to remove “encroachments” on the trail and the families lost. Then they counter sued. Last year, a judge ruled that the U.S. government illegally allowed the BeltLine to take parts of their property without compensation.


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