Well, that was fast!

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court denied without opinion our petition for review in Building Industry Association — Bay Area v. City of San Ramon (a mere two days after we filed our … ›

San Ramon briefing complete

Today we filed our reply brief on the petition for review in our challenge to a special tax levied by the City of San Ramon’s community facilities district. Our petition … ›

Special taxes and California's housing crisis

Yesterday, we filed our petition for review in Building Industry Association – Bay Area v. City of San Ramon, a challenge to a landowner-vote-approved tax pursuant to the Mello-Roos Act. Under … ›

Loss in San Ramon tax case

This afternoon we received the disappointing news that the California court of appeal has upheld the City of San Ramon’s “special” tax on new development within its territory. Our lawsuit, … ›

Briefing is (really) complete in local tax challenge

Last month I noted that briefing was complete in PLF’s challenge, brought on behalf of the Building Industry Association — Bay Area, to a tax measure recently enacted by the … ›

Briefing complete in local tax challenge

With the filing of our reply brief on appeal, briefing has been completed in Building Industry Association – Bay Area v. City of San Ramon.  The appeal concerns the legality of … ›

Challenging local government taxing schemes

Yesterday we filed our opening brief on appeal in Building Industry Association — Bay Area v. San Ramon.  The case, pending in the California court of appeal in San Francisco, concerns … ›

President's weekly report — April 24, 2015

Tort reform in Washington State — the virtues of at-will employment We filed this amicus brief in Rickman v. Premera Blue Cross in the Washington Supreme Court. While working for Premera, … ›

PLF goes to court tomorrow to challenge illegal tax on homeowners

Tomorrow morning I will be arguing in Contra Costa Superior Court against an illegal tax levied against new homeowners by the City of San Ramon, California. San Ramon used California’s … ›

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Well, that was fast!

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court denied without opinion our petition for review in Building Industry Association — Bay Area v. City of San Ramon (a mere two days after we filed our … ›

San Ramon briefing complete

Today we filed our reply brief on the petition for review in our challenge to a special tax levied by the City of San Ramon’s community facilities district. Our petition … ›

Special taxes and California's housing crisis

Yesterday, we filed our petition for review in Building Industry Association – Bay Area v. City of San Ramon, a challenge to a landowner-vote-approved tax pursuant to the Mello-Roos Act. Under … ›

Loss in San Ramon tax case

This afternoon we received the disappointing news that the California court of appeal has upheld the City of San Ramon’s “special” tax on new development within its territory. Our lawsuit, … ›

Briefing is (really) complete in local tax challenge

Last month I noted that briefing was complete in PLF’s challenge, brought on behalf of the Building Industry Association — Bay Area, to a tax measure recently enacted by the … ›

Briefing complete in local tax challenge

With the filing of our reply brief on appeal, briefing has been completed in Building Industry Association – Bay Area v. City of San Ramon.  The appeal concerns the legality of … ›

Challenging local government taxing schemes

Yesterday we filed our opening brief on appeal in Building Industry Association — Bay Area v. San Ramon.  The case, pending in the California court of appeal in San Francisco, concerns … ›

President's weekly report — April 24, 2015

Tort reform in Washington State — the virtues of at-will employment We filed this amicus brief in Rickman v. Premera Blue Cross in the Washington Supreme Court. While working for Premera, … ›

PLF goes to court tomorrow to challenge illegal tax on homeowners

Tomorrow morning I will be arguing in Contra Costa Superior Court against an illegal tax levied against new homeowners by the City of San Ramon, California. San Ramon used California’s … ›

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Well, that was fast!

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court denied without opinion our petition for review in Building Industry Association — Bay Area v. City of San Ramon (a mere two days after we filed our … ›

San Ramon briefing complete

Today we filed our reply brief on the petition for review in our challenge to a special tax levied by the City of San Ramon’s community facilities district. Our petition … ›

Special taxes and California's housing crisis

Yesterday, we filed our petition for review in Building Industry Association – Bay Area v. City of San Ramon, a challenge to a landowner-vote-approved tax pursuant to the Mello-Roos Act. Under … ›

Loss in San Ramon tax case

This afternoon we received the disappointing news that the California court of appeal has upheld the City of San Ramon’s “special” tax on new development within its territory. Our lawsuit, … ›

Briefing is (really) complete in local tax challenge

Last month I noted that briefing was complete in PLF’s challenge, brought on behalf of the Building Industry Association — Bay Area, to a tax measure recently enacted by the … ›

Briefing complete in local tax challenge

With the filing of our reply brief on appeal, briefing has been completed in Building Industry Association – Bay Area v. City of San Ramon.  The appeal concerns the legality of … ›

Challenging local government taxing schemes

Yesterday we filed our opening brief on appeal in Building Industry Association — Bay Area v. San Ramon.  The case, pending in the California court of appeal in San Francisco, concerns … ›

President's weekly report — April 24, 2015

Tort reform in Washington State — the virtues of at-will employment We filed this amicus brief in Rickman v. Premera Blue Cross in the Washington Supreme Court. While working for Premera, … ›

PLF goes to court tomorrow to challenge illegal tax on homeowners

Tomorrow morning I will be arguing in Contra Costa Superior Court against an illegal tax levied against new homeowners by the City of San Ramon, California. San Ramon used California’s … ›

Well, that was fast!

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court denied without opinion our petition for review in Building Industry Association — Bay Area v. City of San Ramon (a mere two days after we filed our … ›

San Ramon briefing complete

Today we filed our reply brief on the petition for review in our challenge to a special tax levied by the City of San Ramon’s community facilities district. Our petition … ›

Special taxes and California's housing crisis

Yesterday, we filed our petition for review in Building Industry Association – Bay Area v. City of San Ramon, a challenge to a landowner-vote-approved tax pursuant to the Mello-Roos Act. Under … ›

Loss in San Ramon tax case

This afternoon we received the disappointing news that the California court of appeal has upheld the City of San Ramon’s “special” tax on new development within its territory. Our lawsuit, … ›

Briefing is (really) complete in local tax challenge

Last month I noted that briefing was complete in PLF’s challenge, brought on behalf of the Building Industry Association — Bay Area, to a tax measure recently enacted by the … ›

Briefing complete in local tax challenge

With the filing of our reply brief on appeal, briefing has been completed in Building Industry Association – Bay Area v. City of San Ramon.  The appeal concerns the legality of … ›

Challenging local government taxing schemes

Yesterday we filed our opening brief on appeal in Building Industry Association — Bay Area v. San Ramon.  The case, pending in the California court of appeal in San Francisco, concerns … ›

President's weekly report — April 24, 2015

Tort reform in Washington State — the virtues of at-will employment We filed this amicus brief in Rickman v. Premera Blue Cross in the Washington Supreme Court. While working for Premera, … ›

PLF goes to court tomorrow to challenge illegal tax on homeowners

Tomorrow morning I will be arguing in Contra Costa Superior Court against an illegal tax levied against new homeowners by the City of San Ramon, California. San Ramon used California’s … ›