Chmielewski v. City of St. Pete Beach Documents 4-12-17

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By Christina M. Martin

Eleventh Circuit Vindicates Chmielewski Family’s Property Rights

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an excellent opinion in Chmielewski v. City of St. Pete Beach. In this case, the City of St. Pete … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — April 15, 2017

  • Opposition to Assembly Bill that would gut protections for coastal homeowners
  • Golden parakeet should fly off endangered species list
  • Taxpayer victory in San Diego over union objections
  • Notice of appeal filed in cap-and-trade case
  • Public trust case goes to the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Opposing government-sanctioned trespass in Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court denies review of takings case

Opposition to Assembly Bill that would gut protections for coastal homeowners

The Coastal Commission failed in court in its attempt to force the owner of this mobile home to give up the right to maintain an existing seawall Now it’s trying with

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By Christina M. Martin

Florida city unconstitutionally authorizes public trespassing

In recent years, many local and state governments have used crafty methods to take access to private beaches without first paying for the right. Governments have imposed easements on private … ›

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