Saturday, 20 of January of 2018

Fed. Dist. Court on MN Finds City Violated Church’s Constitutional Rights

Plaintiff Riverside Church was a Christian Missionary & Alliance church that met for collective worship at a church building in Big Lake, Minnesota. Riverside first opened its video-café venue in 2005, which operated like a movie theater: providing elevated seating to allow the congregants to clearly see the services being projected on movie screens. This […]

Source: Fed. Dist. Court on MN Finds City Violated Church’s Constitutional Rights


Article on Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice

Source: Article on Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice


MD Appeals Court Finds Lease for Proposed New Development was Not “Confidential” Under the MPIA’s Confidential Commercial Information Exemption

Calvert Tract submitted a zoning application to the Prince George’s Planning Board of the Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission seeking to use its 36 acre property for a mixed-use town center. Around the same time, Calvert Tract entered into a lease with Whole Foods for a grocery store to “anchor” the new development. Calvert […]

Source: MD Appeals Court Finds Lease for Proposed New Development was Not “Confidential” Under the MPIA’s Confidential Commercial Information Exemption


CLE on Estate Planning and Probate Drafting

Source: CLE on Estate Planning and Probate Drafting


TN Appeals Court Finds Trial Court was Without Subject Matter Jurisdiction Hear Billboard Dispute Case

This case was the third appeal regarding two billboards in the Town of Collierville on land owned by Abbington Center. The billboards were constructed in December 1979, at a time when building permits and a sign permit fee were the only requirements for construction of a billboard in the Town. In June 1982, the Town […]

Source: TN Appeals Court Finds Trial Court was Without Subject Matter Jurisdiction Hear Billboard Dispute Case


Article on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll’s Will: A Tale of Testamentary Capacity

Source: Article on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll’s Will: A Tale of Testamentary Capacity


OR Appeals Court Holds County’s Interpretation of the Code Definition of “Accessory” Uses was Not Inconsistent with the Text of the Relevant Laws

Respondents applied to Lane County for a zoning consistency determination to certify the lawfulness of an accessory use to their home. The requested accessory use was a conversion of a 2,800 square foot portion of a 5,200 square foot horse barn and riding arena on the property into rooms for use by the permanent residents […]

Source: OR Appeals Court Holds County’s Interpretation of the Code Definition of “Accessory” Uses was Not Inconsistent with the Text of the Relevant Laws


Your Child’s Tuition Is Paid While You’re in Tahiti

Source: Your Child’s Tuition Is Paid While You’re in Tahiti


6th Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses Takings Claims Related to the Downsizing of Plaintiff’s Property

Plaintiff-Appellant Jeff Faulkner alleged that the City of Middletown, as part of a conspiracy against him, violated his rights on two separate occasions. First, Faulkner claimed that the City’s decision to “downzone” a piece of real property that would later come to be owned by the Faulkner Family Trust amounted to a taking that required […]

Source: 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses Takings Claims Related to the Downsizing of Plaintiff’s Property


Navy Seaman Finally Rests

Source: Navy Seaman Finally Rests