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Homeowners in Lynch file petition for rehearing in California Supreme Court

Today, Thomas Frick and the heirs of Barbara Lynch filed this petition, asking the California Supreme Court to grant rehearing in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission. In that decision, the Court held … ›

After 22 years, government compensates PLF client for taking use of property

This week, after 22 years of litigation, the St. Johns River Water Management District finally paid the Koontz family for taking the use of Coy Koontz’s property. This case began … ›

Commission Creep: Under rule of dysfunctional coastal agency, every act is illegal "development"

So this is where the California Coastal Commission experiment ends:  if you put a lock on a gate, paint a billboard, say mean things at a surf break, try to keep … ›

California Supreme Court takes PLF's seawall case

Today, the California Supreme Court granted PLF’s petition for review in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.  The supreme court’s grant means that the court of appeal’s decision in favor of the … ›

Government permit conditions? “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”

Yesterday, PLF’s Litigation Director Jim Burling debated Richard Grosso of Nova Southeastern University about property rights and case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water … ›

Seattle to change tree rules

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The City of Seattle is planning to change its rules to allow homeowners to remove trees from their yards without having to get a permit, according to … ›

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Homeowners in Lynch file petition for rehearing in California Supreme Court

Today, Thomas Frick and the heirs of Barbara Lynch filed this petition, asking the California Supreme Court to grant rehearing in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission. In that decision, the Court held … ›

After 22 years, government compensates PLF client for taking use of property

This week, after 22 years of litigation, the St. Johns River Water Management District finally paid the Koontz family for taking the use of Coy Koontz’s property. This case began … ›

Commission Creep: Under rule of dysfunctional coastal agency, every act is illegal "development"

So this is where the California Coastal Commission experiment ends:  if you put a lock on a gate, paint a billboard, say mean things at a surf break, try to keep … ›

California Supreme Court takes PLF's seawall case

Today, the California Supreme Court granted PLF’s petition for review in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.  The supreme court’s grant means that the court of appeal’s decision in favor of the … ›

Government permit conditions? “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”

Yesterday, PLF’s Litigation Director Jim Burling debated Richard Grosso of Nova Southeastern University about property rights and case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water … ›

Seattle to change tree rules

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The City of Seattle is planning to change its rules to allow homeowners to remove trees from their yards without having to get a permit, according to … ›

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Homeowners in Lynch file petition for rehearing in California Supreme Court

Today, Thomas Frick and the heirs of Barbara Lynch filed this petition, asking the California Supreme Court to grant rehearing in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission. In that decision, the Court held … ›

After 22 years, government compensates PLF client for taking use of property

This week, after 22 years of litigation, the St. Johns River Water Management District finally paid the Koontz family for taking the use of Coy Koontz’s property. This case began … ›

Commission Creep: Under rule of dysfunctional coastal agency, every act is illegal "development"

So this is where the California Coastal Commission experiment ends:  if you put a lock on a gate, paint a billboard, say mean things at a surf break, try to keep … ›

California Supreme Court takes PLF's seawall case

Today, the California Supreme Court granted PLF’s petition for review in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.  The supreme court’s grant means that the court of appeal’s decision in favor of the … ›

Government permit conditions? “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”

Yesterday, PLF’s Litigation Director Jim Burling debated Richard Grosso of Nova Southeastern University about property rights and case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water … ›

Seattle to change tree rules

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The City of Seattle is planning to change its rules to allow homeowners to remove trees from their yards without having to get a permit, according to … ›

Photo by Tom Frick

Homeowners in Lynch file petition for rehearing in California Supreme Court

Today, Thomas Frick and the heirs of Barbara Lynch filed this petition, asking the California Supreme Court to grant rehearing in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission. In that decision, the Court held … ›

After 22 years, government compensates PLF client for taking use of property

This week, after 22 years of litigation, the St. Johns River Water Management District finally paid the Koontz family for taking the use of Coy Koontz’s property. This case began … ›

Commission Creep: Under rule of dysfunctional coastal agency, every act is illegal "development"

So this is where the California Coastal Commission experiment ends:  if you put a lock on a gate, paint a billboard, say mean things at a surf break, try to keep … ›

California Supreme Court takes PLF's seawall case

Today, the California Supreme Court granted PLF’s petition for review in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.  The supreme court’s grant means that the court of appeal’s decision in favor of the … ›

Government permit conditions? “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”

Yesterday, PLF’s Litigation Director Jim Burling debated Richard Grosso of Nova Southeastern University about property rights and case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water … ›

Seattle to change tree rules

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The City of Seattle is planning to change its rules to allow homeowners to remove trees from their yards without having to get a permit, according to … ›