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March 25, 2016

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 in 1994, when the St. Johns River Water Management District told Koontz that if he wanted a permit to build on 3.7 acres of his ...

July 23, 2010

North Carolina's contracting quotas found to be unconstitutional in H.B. Rowe v. Tippett

Author:  Ralph W. Kasarda Under the guise of its Minority Business Enterprise and Woman Business Enterprise Program (MWBE Program), North Carolina has operated a discriminatory public contracting program since 1989.  Yesterday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in H.B. Rowe v. Tippett, held that most of the MWBE Program is unconstitu ...

April 07, 2010

Does the new health insurance law have a tax problem?

Author: Daniel Himebaugh No one likes to talk about taxes or Congress.  Test me on this.  The next time you're fumbling for a conversation starter, try opening with, "So how about Congress's power to tax and spend?"  And enjoy the silence. Maybe Congress's taxing power isn't the best topic for small talk, ...

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