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West Coast Real Estate Update - April 2017 #2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

California Assembly Member Proposes Bill to Limit Abuse of Service Animal Accommodations - As dogs have transitioned from children's backyard playmates to must-have accessories while their owners are shopping or dining,...more

EPA Investigates Alabama State Environmental Agency for Alleged Violation of Civil Rights Act

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In an unprecedented action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is investigating the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), one of its state counterparts, for alleged civil rights violations under Title...more

Five Surprising Facts About the Inclusive Communities Case

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In the Supreme Court’s recent, landmark decision in Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., 576 U.S. ___, 2015 WL 2473449 (Jun. 25, 2015), the Court held that, while disparate...more

Norwalk Settles Mosque Lawsuit for $2 Million

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

A long-running dispute between the city of Norwalk and an Islamic group appears to be settled, with the city agreeing to pay $2 million to the group and help it find an alternate location for a mosque and a meeting...more

City, Islamic Group Near Settlement in Mosque Suit; Proposed deal would curtail legal fees, end religious land use case

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Lawyers representing an Islamic group that wants to build a mosque in Norwalk had run up an estimated $5.5 million legal tab. That number was making attorneys representing the city a bit nervous. And so the two sides...more

County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P'ship

Opinion of the CourtHawaii

by Robert Thomas on

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County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P'ship

Reply Brief for the AppellantHawaii

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County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P'ship

Opening Brief for the AppellantHawaii

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION and RLUIPA: Finding an Appropriate Balance between America’s Heritage and the Free Exercise Clause

by Michael Bivens on

This article is an exploration of how historic preservation ordinances around the U.S. see interference by RLUIPA. It begins with an explanation of historic preservation in the U.S. and suggests ways RLUIPA can be easily...more

Maui Tomorrow v. State of Hawaii, Board of Land and Natural Resources

Opinion of the CourtHawaii

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Frustaci v. City of South Portland

$300,000.00 verdict against City Hall affirmed!Maine

by James Haddow on

City council exceeded its authority by discontinuing public road access to private land without compensating the owner of the affected parcel. Owner was entitled to damages equal to the difference between the value of the...more

Maui Tomorrow v. State of Hawaii, Board of Land and Natural Resources

Answering Brief of Appellee Hawaii Farm Bureau FederationHawaii

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