Town settles one PLF beach takings case; dragged to trial in another

November 11, 2014 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

Several years ago, Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) become involved as lead counsel in two important beach property disputes out of North Carolina, as discussed further here.  The cases are Town of Nags Head v. Toloczko and Sansotta v. Town of Nags Head.  In both cases, the Town denied repairs for private beach cottages, and tried to remove the ...


Dear Prof. Kalo : novel theories cannot strip North Carolina's dry beaches of their private character

June 06, 2014 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

If you have ever walked along North Carolina’s ocean beaches or even seen photos, you will notice that there are many beach cottages on, or immediately adjacent to, the dry sand areas of the beach. This is because the dry sand beach area is privately owned land in North Carolina, as it is in most coastal … ...


PLF joins North Carolina beach battles

July 24, 2012 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

Texas isn’t the only state  that has been attempting to convert private beachfront land into public property through the use of novel legal theories. North Carolina and its political subdivisions have also moved in the same, unfortunate direction.  And once again, PLF is going to court on behalf of owners of beachfront property to try R ...