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January 15, 2013

Koontz oral argument: Pacific Legal Foundation's legacy of Supreme Court success

Post coauthored by Lana Harfoush, Christina Martin and Jonathan Wood The countdown is over!  Today Paul J. Beard II argued Pacific Legal Foundation’s Koontz case before the United States Supreme Court.  Koontz is a monumental case for PLF and property owners nationwide, but it’s far from PLF’s first visit to the country’ ...

January 08, 2013

Koontz oral argument: the Takings Clause protects “private property,” not just real property

Is money a kind of private property?  In PLF's Koontz case, which attorney Paul Beard II will argue at the U.S. Supreme Court on the 15th, one significant issue is whether the Supreme Court’s previous decisions  in Nollan and Dolan apply to monetary exactions.  Those two cases protect property owners from unlawful permit conditions that a ...

December 28, 2011

Panel discussion of Sackett v. EPA oral argument at Georgetown Law Center on January 9, 2012

The Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown Law Center is hosting a panel discussion of the oral argument in Sackett v. EPA on January 9, 2012 at 1:30 p.m., just a few hours following the actual oral argument in the Supreme Court, which takes place at 10:00 a.m. that morning.  All are invited to attend this ...

October 12, 2011

PLF asks U.S. Supreme Court to review Oregon unconstitutional exactions case

Author: Brian T. Hodges Today, PLF filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to review the unconstitutional exactions case, West Linn Corporate Park, L.L.C. v. City of West Linn.  The facts of the case are as follows.  The City of West Linn, Oregon, required West Linn Corporate Park to finance and ...

January 15, 2010

Arbitration Case Accepted by the Supreme Court

Today, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review the Ninth Circuit's decision in Jackson v. Rent-a-Center West, Inc. In that case, an employee of Rent-a-Center challenged the arbitration provision of his employment contract as unconscionable, and further challenged the portion of the contract that provides that an arbitrator should determine ...

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