The Laurel Park opinion : more than meets the eye?

October 31, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

Earlier this week, the Ninth Circuit held that the City of Tumwater, Washington, did not commit a taking when it enacted two ordinances which prohibit six manufactured home park owners from converting their parks to other, more economically efficient uses.  Despite the adverse outcome for the park owners, PLF’s amicus arguments in support of ...


Laurel Park oral argument today

August 08, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument today in Laurel Park Community, LLC v. City of Tumwater.  As readers will recall, the issue in this case is whether a city ordinance that prohibits mobile home park owners from using their property for almost anything but a mobile home park constitutes a taking, … ...