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Silence is golden for local development agency
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2010

Local government has to let you in the door, but they don't have to let you speak, according to a Florida appeals court's interpretation of the state open meetings law

New Mexico Court of Appeals split opinion rules tribal sovereign immunity does not apply in action to declare road status on tribal fee land
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • September 3 2013

In a 2-1 opinion, the New Mexico Court of Appeals in Hamaatsa, Inc. v. Pueblo of San Felipe, 2013-NMCA- , No. 31,297 (July 23, 2013), took a very

Federal Court determines that the Fair Housing Act applies to university housing
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 23 2013

In United States of America v. University of Nebraska at Kearney, et al., the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska granted

Court Upholds City’s Communities Facilities District and Related Special Tax
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • October 25 2016

The question of who should pay the cost of municipal services for new residential development is a vexing question. The answer is critically important

Illinois Appellate Court rules that school districts are subject to municipal zoning
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • September 10 2014

In a strongly worded 42 page decision, the Second District Appellate Court ruled in Gurba v. Community HS Dist. 155, that school districts are

Ohio Supreme Court decision finds local zoning law is applicable to private landfill
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2012

On Sept. 5, 2012, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in the case of Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Inc. vs. Colerain Township, Ohio, Case No. 2011-0181, that the landfill operated by Rumpke was subject to local zoning regulations and was not an exempt “public utility.”

Citizens for a Green San Mateo v. San Mateo County Community College District
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

Why it matters: The 30 day statute of limitations for CEQA challenges was upheld to bar litigation alleging that a project, as constructed, was

New law changes property tax assessments on leasehold interests at military bases
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • June 12 2014

The leasing of government-owned, tax-exempt property can raise many policy questions for local assessing officials. Some of those questions are

Illinois court: municipal zoning and stormwater laws apply to school district's construction project
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2014

Much of land use law involves questions over the breadth of local government powers. Today, we're looking at a spat between two units of local

Does a public entity have immunity for claims based on the failure to upgrade an existing sewer?
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2013

The Supreme Court of Ohio clarified the issue of whether or not a public entity has immunity for claims based on the failure to upgrade an existing