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Pepin v. Division of Fisheries & Wildlife

Massachusetts' highest court upheld the state's "priority habitat" regulations insofar as they allow the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to designate priority habitat without affording landowners the procedural...

Andrews v. Amherst, Town of

A court upheld a town's right to regulate development through zoning that prevents development in flood plains. Landowners filed suit against the town after their property was rezoned from a light industrial zone to a flood-prone...