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BROWN v. LEGAL FOUND. OF WASHINGTON, 01-1325

A state law requiring client funds that could not otherwise generate net earnings for the client be deposited in an "interest on lawyers' trust account" is not a regulatory taking, but requiring that interest on those funds be transferred to a different owner for a legitimate public use could be a per se taking requiring payment of just compensation to the client in some cases.

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  • Decided 03/26/2003
  • Published 03/26/2003

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