President’s weekly report — March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Property Rights — Coastal project victory We had another fine preliminary victory against the California Coastal Commission in Beach & Bluff Conservancy v. City of Solana Beach and California Coastal Commission.  Here, we are challenging a local coastal plan adopted by the City of Solana Beach — after it was largely rewritten by ...


President's weekly report — August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 | By ROB RIVETT

Property Rights — Extortion-by-the-Bay We had a hearing today in Levin v. San Francisco on our challenge to San Francisco’s new scheme to extract huge chunks of cash from rent-controlled landlords who wish to go out of the landlord business.  For example, two of our clients wish to move downstairs to the lower half of their small t ...


President's weekly report — December 13, 2013

December 13, 2013 | By ROB RIVETT

Environment — EPA’s War on Coal We filed our amicus brief in Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. EPA.  Our blog post about the case is here.  In this case, the Corps of Engineers approved a wetlands fill permit for a coal mine.  While it didn’t like the permit, EPA declined to issue a veto.  Several years later, after … ...


From the desk of the President : PLF’s weekly litigation roundup

June 15, 2012 | By ROB RIVETT

It’s been a busy week here at PLF! Here’s a quick highlight of this week’s developments: Property Rights – California Coastal Commission We had this unpublished victory this week in Bay Island Club v. California Coastal Commission.  Members of the Bay Island Club own homes on a small island off Newport Beach.  A  1927 deed & ...