Washington Supreme Court limits inverse condemnation defenses

September 30, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Brian T. Hodges  Earlier this month, Washington’s Supreme Court issued its long-awaited inverse condemnation decision in Fitzpatrick v. Okanogan County.  The case arose from a joint state/local project to protect a state highway from flood damage by diking the Methow River.  The diking project, however, blocked the r ...