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Court dodges "Drone Slayer"

by DLA Piper on

A recent decision in the infamous "Drone Slayer" case answers some questions relating to the role federal courts will play as individuals seek to vindicate their property and privacy rights against UAS operators. But at the...more

Summary of California Appellate Decisions - February 2016

INSURANCE; BAD FAITH; GENUINE DISPUTE DOCTRINE - Paslay v. State Farm General Insurance Co. (2016) 248 Cal.App.4th 639 203 Cal.Rptr.3d 785 - FACTS: State Farm issued a homeowners policy to Paslay, the...more

Private Sale Of Real Property Voided Where District Rejected “Substantially Higher” Offer From Charter School

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

In re: Private Property Sale by the Millcreek Township School District, 143 A.3d 1037 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2016) (Decided July 20, 2016). The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania reversed the decision of the trial court which had...more

Is a City Immune for Failing to Install Signals at a Crosswalk?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is seeing more and more serious pedestrian accidents at crosswalks. In fact, Mr. Goldberg recently posted articles on the most dangerous intersections for pedestrian...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: I admit to being a bit of a neat freak, and I am now wondering whether my idiosyncrasy has gotten me in trouble. Last month, I was walking through our gymnasium and saw a bunch of mats in the corner,...more

Supreme Court Approves Public Entity Design Immunity Defense

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Randall Keith Hampton, et al. v. County of San Diego - Supreme Court of California (December 10, 2015) - In California, a public entity can be liable for injuries caused by dangerous conditions of public property...more

California Supreme Court Raises the Bar on Dangerous Conditions on Public Property Claims

Earlier we wrote about the affirmative defense of “design immunity” which can be used by public entities to shield themselves from personal injury claims dangerous conditions on public property. Under the design immunity...more

Design Immunity of Public Entities: Sometimes Designs, Like Recipes, are Better Left Alone

April 23, 1985 will live in infamy. It was the day the Coca-Cola Company announced it was changing its “secret” recipe and introducing a new kind of Coke, referred to by the public as simply, “new Coke.”...more

Santa Monica Successfully Asserts “Trail Immunity” For Sidewalk/Path at Palisades Park

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is frequently consulted concerning fall accidents and biking accidents in and around Santa Monica. In a recent unpublished case, the Court expanded the immunities...more

Dangerous Condition, Dangerous Precedent: California Supreme Court Expands Scope of Dangerous Condition Liability Involving Third...

In Cordova v. City of Los Angeles (filed 8/13/15, Case No. S208130), the California Supreme Court held a government entity is not categorically immune from liability where the plaintiff alleges a dangerous condition of public...more

California Supreme Court More Liberally Defines a “Dangerous Condition” of Public Property

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg id careful about lawsuits and claims involving alleged dangerous conditions of public property. Proving a “dangerous condition” is not always easy even if the...more

Tragic Death Focuses Attention on Campus Police

by WilmerHale on

While the nation’s attention has been focused on incidents involving the use of lethal force by local police—and ensuing racial and community unrest, protest, and violence—recent incidents involving campus police highlight...more

The Unintended Consequences of Public Ownership of Sports Stadiums – The NFL meets Concealed Carry Gun Permits

by Butler Snow LLP on

“Politics is tricky; it cuts both ways. Every time you make a choice, it has unintended consequences.” — Stone Gossard A recent opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General’s office, No. 15-63, July 29, 2015, illustrates...more

Ten Commandments Monument on Public Grounds Violates Oklahoma Constitution

In a case we have been following, Oklahoma’s Supreme Court has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is unconstitutional under state law. We previously reported on the lower court’s decision...more

New Tennessee Business Related Laws Go Into Effect

by Burr & Forman on

Hundreds of new Tennessee laws went into effect on July 1, 2015. The following is a summary and link to several new laws which can affect Tennessee businesses. SB 1058 – Wrongful discharge for firearms and...more

Illinois Federal Court Addresses Lawsuit by Christian Leafletter on Public School Property

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In a recent decision in the Northern District of Illinois, a trial court granted summary judgment in favor of a school district in a lawsuit stemming from the arrest of a local resident who was leafleting and proselytizing...more

A “Magnificently Convoluted and Contentious” Plat

by Varnum LLP on

Plats continue to be a source of frustration, uncertainty and expense for owners of waterfront property. In Sims Township v. Arenac County Drain Commissioner, the Michigan Court of Appeals described a "magnificently...more

This Proposed Rulemaking Should be Mandatory Reading for All Public Transportation Agencies

by Nossaman LLP on

On November 24, 2014, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a proposed rule that would amend the regulations governing how Federal grant recipients acquire, manage, and dispose of real property. Thus, the...more

Court Permits Political Candidate to Solicit Nominating Signatures on Retailer’s Private Property

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a supermarket violated a political candidate’s state constitutional rights when the store manager prevented him from collecting nomination signatures on the sidewalk...more

Man Smashes Car into Ten Commandments Monument After Oklahoma Court Ruling

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

The Associated Press reports that an Oklahoma state court, in Prescott v. Capitol Preservation Commission, (OK Cnty Dist. Ct., Sept. 19, 2014), has ruled that a six-foot tall Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the...more

DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standards

by Cozen O'Connor on

The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards...more

House Transportation Committee P3 Panel Calls for Central P3 Office

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Introduction & Background - On September 17, 2014, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on Public-Private Partnerships, a special panel of the US House of Representatives, issued a report in which it...more

Challenging the Right to Take: What Happens When a Government Agency Requires a Property that is Already Devoted to a Public Use?

by Nossaman LLP on

Often times government agencies require property for a public project that is already put to a public use. What are the acquiring agency’s options, assuming an agreement cannot be reached prior to filing a condemnation...more

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Buffer Zone Law

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

A local government can create a 35-foot buffer zone to restrict speech on a public street only if it has first made a serious effort to address the issue in other ways. Originally published on the IMLA Appellate...more

NC Supreme Court Confirms Application of Sovereign Immunity for Local Governments

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Wilson County was found to have immunity from negligence claims for a visitor’s injuries sustained while he exited the county administrative building according to the North Carolina Supreme Court in a June 12, 2014 opinion. ...more

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