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McNamara v. Rittman, City of

The court upheld a lower court decision dismissing residents' takings claim against a city for the dewatering of their water wells in the 1990s. Their takings claim based on past violations was barred by the statute of limitations...

Carpinteria Valley Farms, Ltd. v. Santa Barbara, County of

The court reverses a district court dismissal of a property owner's claims of retaliation and denial of equal protection and due process against a county that imposed conditions, delays, and fees in connection with the owner's...

520 E. 81st St. Assocs. v. State

The court holds that the proper method of determining just compensation for the state's temporary regulatory taking of 39 apartments requires not only the sale value of the property, but also interest on the sale value. In 1985, the...

Daniel v. Santa Barbara, County of

The court affirms a district court decision that a county's 1998 acceptance of a 1987 irrevocable offer to dedicate a portion of beachfront property was not a taking of the current owner's property. The court first holds that the prior...

Churchill County v. Norton

The court affirms a district court holding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS') failure to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS) before approving land and water rights purchases under §206 of the...

Iowa Coal Mining Co. v. Monroe County, Iowa

The court holds that a county zoning board's denial of an existing nonconforming use certificate to a strip miner that also wanted to operate a landfill on its property did not violate the strip mining company's due process or equal...

Weinberg v. Whatcom County

The court holds that a developer's right to procedural due process was violated when a county planning agency failed to provide a hearing to the developer before halting a previously approved land development project, but that a...

Anderson v. Red River Waterway Comm'n

The court affirms a district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of a local commission charged with maintaining and operating the Red River Waterway in Louisiana in an inverse condemnation suit brought against it by riparian...

Palazzolo v. Rhode Island

The court holds that a landowner could not bring a claim alleging that a state resources management council's denial of the landowner's application to fill 18 acres of coastal wetlands constituted a taking of that property. The court...

Banning v. State Dep't of Fish & Wildlife

The court holds that property owners who built unpermitted structures on a county's right-of-way so that they could access adjacent tidelands did not hold property rights in the structures and could not seek compensation under the state...