Weekly litigation report — Holding federal agencies accountable

December 08, 2018 | By JAMES BURLING

Judicial review essential to hold federal agencies accountable On December 7, PLF filed a complaint on behalf of New Mexico ranchers in Northern New Mexico Stockman’s Association v. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). This new lawsuit comes on the heels of our latest Supreme Court victory last week in Weyerhaeuser v. United States Fish and R ...


PLF asks the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit Penn Central

December 05, 2018 | By BRIAN HODGES

Forty years ago, in Penn Central Transp.  Co. v. City of New York (1978), the U.S. Supreme Court explained that regulatory takings cases are “essentially ad hoc, factual inquiries” wherein courts are instructed to consider a number of case specific factors, including “the economic impact of the regulation on the claimant;” ...


Former PLF attorney scores remarkable regulatory takings victory in Lockaway Storage v. County of Alameda


Tim Kassouni, a former PLF attorney, scored a remarkable victory this week in the California First District Court of Appeal in Lockaway Storage v. County of Alameda.  Kassouni’s client, Lockaway Storage, purchased property in Alameda County in 2000, relying on an existing Conditional Use Permit that would allow it to build a boat and RV  ...