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San Diego Union Tribune covers PLF’s Lynch case

December 26, 2013 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

Earlier this week the San Diego Union Tribune covered our Lynch v. California Coastal Commission case which challenges the Coastal Commission‘s policy of phasing out private beach stairways and making it very difficult to build protective seawalls.  As previously noted, PLF represents Encinitas bluff-top residents Barbara Lynch and Thomas ...

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PLF files response brief in Coastal Commission case

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL BEARD

On Friday, we filed our Respondents Brief in the California Court of Appeal (4th District) in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission. … ...

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PLF to argue Coastal Commission appeal concerning property rights

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL BEARD

On Monday, July 14, at 9:00 a.m., I will be in the California Court of Appeal (San Diego) arguing an appeal brought by the California Coastal Commission in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.  At stake is two Encinitas families’ right to repair a private beach staircase destroyed by storms, and to install (and keep) a state-of-the-art ...

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Re-cap of argument in San Diego seawall appeal

July 15, 2014 | By PAUL BEARD

Yesterday, I argued Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, in the California Court of Appeal in San Diego.  As I explained last week, the appeal centers on the Commission’s refusal to allow two families to rebuild a shared, private staircase down to the beach, and its imposition of an arbitrary 20-year expiration date on a seawall (with a ...

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Seawall and staircase decision draws local outcry

September 29, 2014 | By PAUL BEARD

Over the weekend, San Diego journalist, Thomas K. Arnold, penned a stinging rebuke of the 2-1 court of appeal decision in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, which threatens bluff-top homeowners’ property rights—including the right to protect their homes with seawalls. Arnold rightly criticizes the Coastal Commission’s “ ...

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Homeowners, farmers, ranchers, and realtors ask supreme court to hear PLF's seawall appeal

November 07, 2014 | By PAUL BEARD

This week, a wide and diverse array of California constituencies filed compelling letters in support of PLF’s petition for review in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, which currently is pending before the California Supreme Court. … ...

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California Supreme Court takes PLF's seawall case

December 10, 2014 | By PAUL BEARD

Today, the California Supreme Court granted PLF’s petition for review in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.  The supreme court’s grant means that the court of appeal’s decision in favor of the Commission is vacated, and the case will be set for a new round of briefing and argument next year.  Here’s PLF’s press ...