Weekly litigation report — March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018 | By JAMES BURLING

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 c ...


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  ...


Inconsistent language = inconsistent justice

May 10, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

Earlier this week, I put the finishing touches on an article discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States. As you may recall, the case began when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as part of a temporary dam management plan, inundated the Commission’s timberlands for six consecutive ...


U.S. Supreme Court to review important property rights case

April 02, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take review of the important property rights case, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States.  This case asks whether government actions that result in intermittent physical invasion and occupation of another person’s property over a period of 8 years give rise to a claim for damage ...