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Court of Appeal upholds San Jose inclusionary Housing Ordinance as legitimate exercise of local police power
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2013

In a recent decision, California's Sixth District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court order and upheld the City of San Jose's Inclusionary Housing

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

Immunity is a powerful legal concept

U.S. Supreme Court finds monetary exactions, impact fees may be subject to increased scrutiny
  • Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC
  • USA
  • July 8 2013

On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District with potentially noteworthy

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.”

Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District No. 11-1447, 570 U.S. __ (2013)
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2013

On June 25, 2013, the US Supreme Court issued a decision clarifying the limitations the constitution places on the power of governments to exact

Religious institutions update: January 2013
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2013

In 2000, Congress enacted the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000cc et seq. (RLUIPA), in recognition that "new, small, or

Federal government's eminent domain power trumps California's sovereign public trust title
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2012

The United States condemned tide and submerged lands leased by the Port of San Diego to the U.S. Navy

California Supreme Court ruling winds up redevelopment agencies: legislative reform may be next
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • December 30 2011

In an opinion filed December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court upheld Assembly Bill 1X 26, which dissolves redevelopment agencies as of October 1, 2011

Reasonable accommodation update: DOJ files another case concerning service animals
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • November 23 2011

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit this week against a university and various university employees in Nebraska alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by discriminating against students with disabilities

Hasidic Jews state claim against villages for selective enforcement
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2011

In Mosdos Chofetz Chaim, Inc. v. Village of Wesley Hills, Case No. 08-CV-156, 2011 WL 4445626 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2011), the court ruled that the plaintiffs adequately pled that the four villages and their former officials, acting in their official capacities, violated the plaintiffs’ equal protection rights so as to avoid immunity the defendants might otherwise have under the so-called Noerr-Pennington doctrine