Will the Supreme Court of Washington finally take on takings law?

July 30, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

Today, Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals issued an “Order of Certification” in a case called Lemire v. Washington Department of Ecology.  An Order of Certification means the Court of Appeals believes that the legal issues in the case are so important that the Washington Supreme Court should decide the case, bypassing Cour ...


PLF files opening brief against housing exactions in California Supreme Court

December 11, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

In July of this year, PLF petitioned the California Supreme Court to review a lower court opinion allowing the City of San Jose to essentially takeover 15% of all new homes as units for the city’s affordable housing program.  In September, the Court granted review, and yesterday PLF filed the opening brief on behalf of … ...