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Kinderace v. City of Sammamish Documents 1-4-17

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Brian T. Hodges

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Brian Hodges is a Senior Attorney at PLF’s Pacific Northwest office in Bellevue, Washington. Brian focuses his practice on defending of the right of individuals to make reasonable use of … ›

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Jeffrey W. McCoy

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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 Brian T. Hodges

New PLF petition highlights the national importance of the Murr case

The US Supreme Court’s decision in the regulatory takings case, Murr v Wisconsin, is expected to come down any day At issue in that case is the so-called “relevant parcel” question, which requires courts to identify the extent of an owner’s property interests as a threshold determination in a regulatory takings case The purpose of this inquiry is to set a baseline so that the court cane determine the degree to which a government action impaired an owner’s rights It sounds rather straight forward, but in the decades since the Supreme Court, in Penn Central Transportation Co v New York City (1978), declared that a takings analysis

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PLF asks U.S. Supreme Court to grant review of a Washington state “relevant parcel” case

PLF lawyers filed a petition asking the US Supreme Court to grant and hold the Washington state regulatory takings case, Kinderace v City of Sammamish, pending its anticipated decision in Murr v Wisconsin

The Murr case, which was argued by PLF attorneys earlier this year, involves the so-called “relevant parcel” question That threshold inquiry requires courts to identify the nature of the property at issue so that it can determine the scope of rights an individual had in a parcel of land before the government action diminished those rights—ie, the “relevant parcel” It sounds easy, and it should be, but it isn’t In

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