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December 05, 2018

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

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;" "the extent to which ...

September 21, 2018

Weekly litigation update — September 22, 2018

Ninth Circuit holds that permafrost is a navigable water Today the Ninth Circuit in this opinion ruled against our clients in Tin Cup LLC v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Tin Cup, a family owned pipe fabrication business in North Pole, Alaska, sought to expand and relocate its business. The Army Corps of Engineers claimed jurisdiction ...

August 25, 2018

Weekly litigation update — August 25, 2018

Reply brief filed in Knick PLF attorneys filed this reply brief in Knick v. Scott Township, our case challenging the bizarre Supreme Court rule that prevents property owners from bringing federal takings claims in federal court. Mrs. Knick simply wants to keep members of the public from traisping on her property. The town passed an ordinance ...

June 22, 2018

PLF asks Supreme Court to revive property rights protections

Yesterday, PLF filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to review a decision that diminishes property rights by throwing unnecessary obstacles to raising Fifth Amendment claims. The story behind this case began many years ago, when Simone and Lyder Johnson set out to build their dream home, along with some other possible residential development, ...

March 31, 2018

Weekly litigation report — March 31, 2018

Trial court strikes down Seattle's rule banning landlords from selecting their own tenants PLF asks Supreme Court to clarify "temporary" takings law Florida ends Walton County's unconstitutional land grab PLF asks California to review "endangered" species Oral argument at the Supreme Court in criminal case that could affect wetlands PUC Rejects Qua ...

February 10, 2018

Weekly update — February 10, 2018

Coastal Property Owners argue that they do not need to jump through meaningless hoops to vindicate their rights Eleventh Circuit hears PLF in takings case Does forcing phone-sellers to post misleading warnings about their phones violate their free speech rights? Washington's assault on property rights will stand – for now. PLF and supporters resp ...

February 03, 2018

Weekly litigation update—February 3, 2018

A big WOTUS victory, three complaints filed in vaping lawsuit, and Utahns should not have to rely on the federal government to defend their access to public lands. ...

January 06, 2018

Weekly litigation report—January 6, 2017

A win for property owners throughout California, Another twist in another abusive wetlands prosecution, and PLF files its opening brief in a First Amendment case before the Supreme Court. ...

December 22, 2017

Forbes highlights PLF brief to Supreme Court

Forbes writer George Leef published an article on Brott v. United States, a case before the Supreme Court in which PLF participated as amicus. ...

October 21, 2017

Weekly litigation report — October 21, 2017

Squash the wrong bug, go to jail The price of selling your home in Santa Barbara? An illegal warrantless search. Free speech wins one in California legislature! Brief filed in Oklahoma First Amendment right to say who you are case Oral argument in Florida takings case Allies file amicus briefs in support of our bird ...