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Dealing with Nuisance Properties: The Tools in Your Code Enforcement Tool Box

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

A nuisance residential or commercial property creates serious problems for the surrounding community and headaches for the officials who must deal with it. If left unchecked, these blighted properties become a chronic drain...more

Georgia Court Confirms Measurement of Damages from Construction Stormwater Runoff onto Adjacent Property

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently upheld the assessment of damages against a property owner for the damage caused to a neighboring pond by erosion and sedimentation resulting from grading and construction inRidley v....more

Denver City Council Passes Construction Defect Litigation Reform Ordinance

by Snell & Wilmer on

After successive failures to pass similar legislation at the state level, the Denver City Council is following Lakewood and other municipalities to pass reforms to curb construction defect litigation. Designed to address...more

Oh My! Oklahoma Court Allows Earthquake Case to Proceed

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

What should we make of the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s order sending a suit alleging injuries from an earthquake back to the trial court for further action?  Did the court unleash the lions, tigers and bears of the litigation...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

SC18928 - Rathbun v. Health Net of the Northeast, Inc. - In Connecticut, the Department of Social Services manages the federal Medicaid act and awards contracts to Medicaid managed health care providers. The defendant...more

Court of Appeal Upholds Anti-SLAPP Motion to Defeat Claims Against Government Agencies

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Ruling Allows Government Agencies to Use the Motion to Quickly End Meritless and Vexatious Lawsuits - A government agency can employ an anti-SLAPP motion to win early termination of meritless and vexatious lawsuits...more

Editorial: Drowning in Place: Local Government Costs and Liabilities for Flooding Due to Sea-level Rise

Many areas of Florida are experiencing increased tidal flooding due to sea-level rise (SLR). Florida has experienced eight to nine inches of SLR over the past 100 years. The roughly four and one-half inches of rise in the...more

Report from Counsel: Insights and Developments in the Law - Spring 2014

by Archer Norris PLC on

In this Newsletter: - Before You Start a Business . . . - Estate Planning—Powers of Appointment - Public Use Required for Eminent Domain - Tax-Free Gains from Home Sales - Recreational-Use...more

Appellate Court Notes - Week ending March 24

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

SC18996 - Meyers v. Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, P.C. This case arrived from a divided Appellate Court where some jurist opined that the plaintiff’s attorney malpractice claims sounded solely in tort,...more

NEW CASE ALERT (Easement Law): Refusing To Consent To Development Plans May Trigger Tort Liability For Interference With Easement

by Miller Starr Regalia on

If an easement owner is required to obtain governmental approval in order to develop that owner’s property, and the neighboring property owner refuses to consent to the development (e.g. refusing to execute consent for a...more

Would You Be Annoyed If Your Neighbor Installs A Wind Turbine?

by Allen Matkins on

In 2009, the Nevada legislature enacted a statute intended to remove private barriers to landowners’ harnessing of wind energy...more

Appellate Notes: Recent Decisions of the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts - January 2013

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

In This Issue: -AC31211 - Aguinaldo v. Warner -AC33771 - Thompson Gardens West Condominium Assn., Inc. v. Masto -AC33850 - Unifund CCR Partners v. Schaeppi -AC33400 - Samnard Associates, LLC...more

Go Beyond Google Maps: Powerful Ways to Illustrate Location in Your Case

by Cogent Legal on

One of the most common items attorneys will put into a brief or a case presentation is an overhead map of the relevant area. Since the dawn of Google, attorneys have grown accustomed to copying and pasting the image of a...more

Three-Year Statute Of Limitations Applies To Inverse Condemnation Action

In William Bookout v. State of California ex rel. Department of Transportation, the Second District Court of Appeal provided important guidance on whether an inverse condemnation action is subject to a three-year or five-year...more

Tebbets et al. v. The Oliver Group, LLC, et al.

Court's Memorandum of Decision Denying Motion to Strike

by Scott Camassar on

This action for damages was filed on behalf of a Pawcatuck, CT couple who allege claims for negligence, nuisance (public and private) and negligent infliction of emotional distress, arising out the Oliver Group's use of...more

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