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Supreme Court affirms governmental immunity in flooding case
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

Immunity is a powerful legal concept

Bureau of Indian Affairs proposes regulations in light of Patchak
  • Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2013

Last year's decisive (8-1) decision by the United States Supreme Court in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, 132 S. Ct

Koontz v. St. John's river water management district: implications for property owners in Minnesota and beyond
  • Larkin Hoffman
  • USA
  • July 11 2013

Amidst the much publicized same-sex marriage decisions issued by the Supreme Court the week of June 24, the Supreme Court also issued a decision that

Focus on eminent domain continues with law changes
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2008

Eminent domain is the power held by certain federal, state and local governmental entities as well as certain private entities to take private property for a public use

What you need to know about Ohio’s response to Kelo
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2007

In the United States, the power of eminent domain the government’s right to take private property for public use upon reasonable payment to the property’s owner has always operated within strict parameters

Special assessments may be possible for master planned improvements
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

The California Court of Appeal recently took a slightly more lenient stance on the use of special assessments to pay for improvements that have a less easily measurable impact

Southern District of Florida overrules corps' attempt to broaden its wetlands jurisdiction through the Stockton rules
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2010

On September 28, 2010, U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore of the Southern District of Florida entered an order setting aside and enjoining enforcement of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ guidance documents (Issue Paper Regarding “Normal Circumstances”, ECF No. 18-22; Memorandum for South Atlantic Division Commander, ECF No. 18-23), which together had significantly modified the Corps’ interpretation of its wetlands regulation that states: “Waters of the United States do not include prior converted cropland.” 33 C.F.R. 328(a)(8

Appellate Division invalidates COAH’s third round rules (growth share)
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2010

Today, the Appellate Division issued a decision invalidating the Council of Affordable Housing's growth share methodology, commonly referred to as the third round rules

Illinois Supreme Court rules on the reach of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL)
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • June 2 2011

In a recently released decision, the Illinois Supreme Court addressed a unique factual situation that touches on several hot button topics, including consolidation, the tax base of a multi-county school district, and the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL

Illinois Supreme Court clarifies calculation of interest on property tax refunds
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 24 2011

Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court settled the question of how interest should be calculated on property tax refunds when it ruled on General Motors Corporation v. Pappas