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This summer the Alberta Court of Appeal in the case of 1694192 Alberta Ltd. v. Lac La Biche County (Subdivision and Development Appeal Board), was asked to grant 1694192 Alberta Ltd. leave to challenge a decision made by the...more
On December 3, 2013, the Common Council of Madison, Wisconsin passed ORD-13-00211 to prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants based on their unemployment status.
Public Risk Management of Fl. v. One Beacon Ins. Co., No. 6:13-cv-1067-Orl-31 TBS, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150091, 2013 WL 5705575 (M.D. Fl. Oct. 18, 2013).
A Florida federal court granted a reinsurer’s motion to dismiss...more
On September 20, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its final regulations regarding the registration of “municipal advisors.” These final regulations create a permanent registration regime in place...more
The Third District California Court of Appeal recently ruled that California's medical marijuana laws - the Compassionate Use Act ("CUA") and the Medical Marijuana Program ("MMP") - do not create a constitutional right to...more
On October 21, 2013, Jersey City enacted an ordinance (passed by its City Council on September 25) mandating that all Jersey City businesses provide their employees sick leave—either paid or unpaid (depending upon the...more
Many cities have struggled with the effects of foreclosures.
But given the complex mix of state laws that often governs the issue, how much authority do local governments have in this area?
A First Circuit case,...more
A controversial new law is set to take effect soon. Legislation was introduced in the Baltimore City Council that requires employers benefitted by city contracts and subsidies to take measures to hire Baltimore City...more
The EIR has long been the judicially-proclaimed “heart of CEQA” because it represents the culmination of the statute’s environmentally-protective purposes and objectives. Yet the legal “expiration date” for the document...more
In This Presentation:
Public Private Partnership Opportunities:
- Public Assistance into Private Projects
• Economic Development/Redevelopment
• Land Use/Zoning
• Real Estate Assets/Long Range Property...more
The CFPB recently announced new partnerships with Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis, Missouri. Similar to existing CFPB partnerships with other cities, the new partnerships allow consumers to call a local hotline to reach the...more
The Sixth District Court of Appeal, in a published decision filed September 30, 2013, reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant City of San Jose in an action challenging its “Envision San Jose” comprehensive...more
Our previews of the latest additions to the civil docket of the Illinois Supreme Court continue today with Keating v. City of Chicago. Keating presents an issue bound to catch the attention of motorists in Illinois’ larger...more
In March 2013, the Portland City Council passed the new Portland Paid Sick Leave Ordinance requiring all but the smallest employers to provide paid sick leave (“PSL”) for employees who work within city limits. On November 1,...more
On August 6, 2013, the City of Chicago’s Department of Finance revised its June 1, 2004 Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax ("Lease Tax") Ruling #5. The revised ruling, effective September 1, 2013, expands the Lease Tax...more
In its filing, CalPERS outlines why the 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects State agencies, like the Pension Fund, from being haled into federal court against their will by a municipality, which is a creation of...more
Like other metropolitan areas throughout the world, cities in North Carolina have, to one extent or another, embraced broad surveillance programs under the guise of making our streets safer. Whether these programs make law...more
If you are still wondering whether municipalities are serious about planning for climate change, the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s announcement this week of its new draft Guidelines for the inclusion of planning for...more
Under the San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance signed on October, 30, 2013 by Mayor Edward Lee, parents and caretakers have been afforded the right to request modified work schedules, such as a change in start...more
On October 22, 2013 the Pennsylvania Senate Local Government Committee voted unanimously to move an amended version of Senate Bill 901, the vehicle for municipal financial reform, out of committee for consideration by the...more
A recent effort by two Los Angeles city councilmen to ban the sale and cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) signals an emerging trend in the attack against crop biotechnology. Municipalities in a number of...more
A recent report published by commercial brokerage company Marcus & Millichap, projects an improved financial environment for owners of office buildings in the second half of the year as a result of lower vacancy and increased...more
On October 22, 2013 the Pennsylvania Senate Local Government Committee moved an amended version of Senate Bill 903 out of committee for consideration by the full Senate. Senate Bill 903 originally would have prohibited...more
On October 16, 2013, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California ruled that the City of San Bernardino is eligible for protection under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. In re City of San Bernardino,...more
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Detroit's municipal bankruptcy is reason Congress should consider amending Chapter 9 governing municipal debt adjustment, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill...more