Tim the Lawyer joins Armstrong & Getty re. PLF's victory in S.F. property rights case

October 22, 2014 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

I’ll be talking with Armstrong and Getty at 7am Pacific about our victory in the Levin case. You can listen online here. Update: You can listen to the podcast here. … ...


S.F. to appeal Levin defeat–calls out PLF

October 22, 2014 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

Today, the City of San Francisco issued a press statement announcing its plans to appeal its recent loss in the case of Levin et. al. v. City and County of San Francisco. In that case, a federal court held that the City unconstitutionally took private property in enacting a law requiring landlords to pay tenants massive sums of … ...


Court to hold hearing on SF’s new tenant payment requirement

August 18, 2014 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

On July 24, 2014, Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) attorneys filed a complaint in federal court on behalf of Daniel and Maria Levin (Levins) and several other plaintiffs challenging San Francisco’s new Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance.  The Levins and other property owners want to stop being landlords so they can use their property fo ...


SF orders landlords to pay off tenants when taking property off the rental market

May 22, 2014 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

The famous 1962 tune by Tony Bennett suggested we leave our “heart” in San Francisco. But today, if you live by the Bay, you should expect to give up your wallet and your property rights, too. This is apparent from San Francisco’s newest rental property ordinance, which seeks to punish landlords who exercise their state … ...