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January 14, 2017

Weekly litigation report — January 14, 2017

Supreme Court grants cert in WOTUS rule case Supreme Court grants review in freedom of contract case Economic liberty case argued at Oregon Supreme Court Warning over manatee listing Brief filed in mobile home park extortion case Non-native wolves are not endangered  Support for hair braiders Alaskan wetland case filings Amicus brief in Drakes Bay ...

June 12, 2015

President's weekly report — June 12, 2015

California Supreme Court to rule on forced housing subsidies We’re expecting a ruling on Monday in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, the challenge to San Jose’s affordable housing mandate.  While it admitted that it had not shown that the construction of new homes creates a need for more subsidized low-inco ...

June 25, 2013

A summary of the Koontz decision

As reported earlier, the United States Supreme Court handed property owners across the country a major victory in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District.  The decision’s positive impact on individuals who seek to make use of their properties—e.g., landowners, homeowners, businesses, etc.—cannot be overstated.  Here’s ...

October 25, 2010

Fox News covers new PLF suit against California Coastal Commission

Author:  Paul J. Beard II This morning, Fox News did a segment on our most recent lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission: SDS Family Trust v. California Coastal Commission. You won't want to miss this excellent interview of one of our clients, Denise McLaughlan, explaining the Commission's extortionate demand for a mi ...

October 12, 2010

PLF sues Coastal Commission for extortion attempt against family

Author:  Paul Beard II On Friday, PLF attorneys filed a lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission—the State's worst abuser of property rights and of landowners who live and work in the State's coastal zone.  The case centers on the Commission's attempt to take a substantial public access easement from a ...