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NY Appellate Court Affirms the Annulment of Zoning Map Change that was Made in Error

In 2006, the petitioner purchased property located in Scarsdale, in the Town of Greenburgh, which was then zoned in a multi-family district. In 2007, the petitioner submitted a site plan application to build a multi-family development on the property. The Commissioner of Planning for the Town’s Department of Community Development and Conservation issued a memorandum […]

Source: NY Appellate Court Affirms the Annulment of Zoning Map Change that was Made in Error


Fed. Dist. Court in NE Dismisses Nuisance and Section 1983 Claims Against Festival and City

A three-day art, music, culinary, and learning festival called “Life is Beautiful” was scheduled to be held in downtown Las Vegas on the weekend of September 25–27, 2015. Plaintiff Amistad Christiana Church alleged that the resulting crowds, road closings, and concert noise would unconstitutionally interfere with its ability to hold weekend services. It sued Life […]

Source: Fed. Dist. Court in NE Dismisses Nuisance and Section 1983 Claims Against Festival and City


ID Supreme Court Finds Conditional Rezone Did Not Constitute Illegal Spot Zoning

Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. (AEHI) was considering Payette County as the proposed site of a nuclear power plant. AEHI contracted to purchase approximately 5000 acres, which was zoned Agricultural. Because the property needed to be rezoned in order to accomplish AEHI’s objectives, AEHI started two proceedings: proceedings to revise the County’s Comprehensive Plan; and proceedings […]

Source: ID Supreme Court Finds Conditional Rezone Did Not Constitute Illegal Spot Zoning


Fed. Dist. Court in ME Reverses Decision Denying Permit to Build a Wireless Telecommunications Facility on an Existing Water Tower

Portland Cellular Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, brought suit challenging the denial by the Town of Cape Elizabeth of a permit to construct a wireless telecommunications facility. Verizon’s permit called for the installation of three sets of shrouded antennas, which would be mounted on the sides of the Water Tower near its top, along […]

Source: Fed. Dist. Court in ME Reverses Decision Denying Permit to Build a Wireless Telecommunications Facility on an Existing Water Tower


Infranca on Micro Housing Units and the Sharing Economy

Source: Infranca on Micro Housing Units and the Sharing Economy


George Orwell Estate Involved In Copyright Dispute

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CT Appeals Court Finds that Judge Did Not Err in Failing to Recuse Himself in Defamation Case over Alleged Conflicts Developers

The self-represented plaintiff, an affordable housing developer and a resident of Darien, Margaret Stefanoni, appealed from the judgment of the trial court denying her request for judicial recusal. In August, 2010, her son registered for the highest division in the defendant’s fall program, and the defendant subsequently reassigned her son to an intermediate division comprised […]

Source: CT Appeals Court Finds that Judge Did Not Err in Failing to Recuse Himself in Defamation Case over Alleged Conflicts Developers


Jimmy Carter to Help Decide Who Gets MLK’s Bible

Source: Jimmy Carter to Help Decide Who Gets MLK’s Bible


Michael Jackson Still The King Of Pop

Source: Michael Jackson Still The King Of Pop


TN Appeals Court Finds Decision of the Planning Commission was Not a Final Order or Judgment for Purposes of Judicial Review

Residents of the Sylvan Park neighborhood of Nashville filed a petition for writ of certiorari, seeking review of a decision by the Metropolitan Planning Commission to recommend that the Metropolitan Council disapprove an ordinance which would expand the historic conservation overlay district in the neighborhood. Ordinance No. BL2014–807, intended to expand the historic Conservation Overlay […]

Source: TN Appeals Court Finds Decision of the Planning Commission was Not a Final Order or Judgment for Purposes of Judicial Review