Gail Kavanagh

Gail Kavanagh

Sedgwick LLP

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City’s Handling of Application for Subdivision Approvals May Trigger Liability Under Fair Housing Act

The Federal Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of housing, including discriminatory land use decisions, on account of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or familial status. The...more

9/19/2014 - Affordable Housing Appeals Discrimination Fair Housing Act Governmental Liability Municipalities Public Entities Real Estate Development Subdivision

Entry Barred: California Precondemnation Entry Statutes Declared Unconstitutional in Some Circumstances

Provisions of California’s Eminent Domain law known as the “entry statutes” have for decades provided a mechanism for a condemnor, prior to initiating condemnation proceedings, to obtain a court order allowing it to enter...more

6/4/2014 - Condemnation Eminent Domain Takings

What is an Exaction?

Construction of the 485-mile-long southern portion of the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline system (known as the Gulf Coast Project) is scheduled to be completed and operational by the end of 2013, but it leaves a legacy of...more

12/6/2013 - Energy Exactions Keystone XL Pipeline Natural Gas Pipelines

Media Law Bulletin -- November 2012: On the Job: The High Cost of Some Unpaid Internships

She’s studying journalism on her way to a career in fashion publishing. Knowing it is almost impossible to get a job in the industry without experience, she was thrilled to be selected for an internship at one of the...more

11/16/2012 - Internships Unpaid Interns

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