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Larry G. Salzman

Senior Attorney

Larry Salzman is a Senior Attorney litigating cases involving property rights and economic liberty. He is also an adjunct clinical professor at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, in Orange … ›

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Oliver J. Dunford

Attorney

Oliver Dunford joined PLF’s office in Sacramento in March 2017. He litigates across the country to defend and advance individual liberty and the rule of law. Oliver’s cases involve the … ›

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Jeffrey W. McCoy

Attorney

Jeff McCoy is an attorney at PLF’s office in Sacramento, where he works on cases involving environmental regulations and private property rights. Prior to joining PLF, Jeff was a staff … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation update — June 30, 2018

First Amendment wins! Unions cannot steal non-members’ wages Supreme Court orders Ninth Circuit to reexamine ruling on forced cell phone speech Calling out the feds on a taxonomy that’s for … ›

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By Larry G. Salzman

Adverse decision in extortionate permit fee case

A trial court in Marin County, California, handed down a tentative ruling in Cherk v. County of Marin, rejecting the Cherk family’s argument that it was unconstitutional for the County to force them to pay $40,000 into an “affordable housing” fund.

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By Larry G. Salzman

A new excuse to punish small property owners: “affordable housing”

Can the government force a property owner to pay tens of thousands of dollars in “affordable housing” fees as a condition of granting a permit to divide a single residential … ›

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