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The newest sign for some sign ordinances: stop
  • McBrayer McGinnis Leslie & Kirkland PLLC
  • USA
  • July 9 2015

Sign ordinances and regulations are a fixture of city and county zoning and land use regulations, designed to prevent unattractive clutter from


Proposed state constitutional amendment regarding eminent domain powers supported by house, readies for Senate vote
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2015

We blogged in the past here about House Bill 3 pending in the North Carolina General Assembly, which is entitled: "AN ACT TO AMEND THE North Carolina


Searching for the Heart of the Doctrine of Vested Rights Part II
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2016

On July 7, 2015, we posted “Searching for the Heart of the Doctrine of Vested Rights.”(See here) In that post, we compared a Court of Appeals’


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


The State AG Report Weekly Update November 10, 2016
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • November 10 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) filed a lawsuit against B&B Pawnbrokers, Inc. over allegations that the company violated the Truth


Politics and Impartiality Oil and Water
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2016

Sometimes, the simplest, local example teaches the deepest, global lesson - politics and impartiality do not mix. Under the blanketing fog of politics


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


Showdown in the Richmond: the City of Richmond threatens eminent domain on underwater loans
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2013

In a contentious 4-3 decision and amid more than 300 community members on both sides of the issue, the City Council for the City of Richmond voted to


Religious institutions: August 2014
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2014

The IRS allegedly has a procedure in place for "signature authority" to initiate a church tax investigation or examination, subject to an independent


D.C. Circuit Rules CFPB Unconstitutional, and Wrong on RESPA
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2016

The D.C. Circuit held today that the single-director structure of the CFPB violates Article II of the United States Constitution, and added important