Weekly litigation update — October 7, 2017

October 07, 2017 | By JAMES BURLING

New lawsuit challenging ESA overreach WOTUS at SCOTUS on Wednesday An end to mobilehome park fight in Palo Alto Opposing another legislative tax-limitation end-run, this time in Arizona Motion for Judgment attacking unconstitutional permit fees New lawsuit challenging ESA overreach This week we filed a complaint challenging the 2016 biological opin ...


New lawsuit challenging Endangered Species Act overreach

October 05, 2017 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

This morning, we filed a complaint in federal district court in D.C. challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service’s 2016 “biological opinion” governing FEMA’s implementation of the national flood insurance program in Oregon. Representing the City of Coos Bay, Oregon, we argue in the lawsuit that the biological opinion&# ...


Battling FEMA in Sacramento

January 28, 2013 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

Last fall, we reported the sad story of the Taylor Family here in Sacramento who is prohibited from rebuilding their Sacramento home due to FEMA flood regulations.  Our friends at ReasonTV made this compelling video about their plight. … ...


Government-created tragedy in Sacramento

November 13, 2012 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

For those of us fortunate enough to have never experienced a house fire, it’s difficult to imagine the feeling of losing all of one’s worldly possessions.  Most homeowners purchase fire insurance to prepare for that contingency and to minimize the cost of repairs.  But imagine how you would feel if: (a) your house suffers severe R ...


Batten down the outhouse! Here comes a flood of regulation.


Author: Brian T. Hodges Why are the feds trying to convince Washington’s cities and counties to adopt new development regulations that could limit a landowner’s right to have an outhouse, trailer, or even mow his lawn?  It’s because 6 years ago, in National Wildlife Federation v. FEMA, 345 F. Supp. 2d 1151 (W. Dist. Wa ...