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Knick v. Township of Scott

United States Supreme Court
Property Law & Real Estate, Constitutional Law, Construction
Held that a property owner whose property has been taken by a local government may go directly to federal court to assert a claim under the Takings...
06/21/2019 17–647

Young v. Board of Supervisors of Humphreys County, Mississippi

United States Fifth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate
Upheld a jury verdict in favor of a property owner who sued the county's Board of Supervisors. The suit alleged that the board had caused condemnation...
06/21/2019 18-60618

Duncan Place Owners Association v. Danze, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Product Liability, Property Law & Real Estate
Revived a Seattle condominium association's claim that defective faucets in the building caused damage to the condominium property. Reversed the...
06/19/2019 17-3474

Raney v. Cerkueira

California Court of Appeal
Property Law & Real Estate, Family Law
In a marital dissolution proceeding, addressed whether a written instrument severing a joint tenancy in real property was effective. Affirmed the...
06/14/2019 A152549

Longview International, Inc. v. Stirling

California Court of Appeal
Property Law & Real Estate, Remedies
Held that a homeowner was not entitled to expunge a judgment lien on her house, even though the judgment creditor was a corporation that had been...
05/31/2019 H044905

Plantier v. Ramona Municipal Water District

Supreme Court of California
Government Law, Water Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Clarified the procedure for challenging a local governmental agency's decision to impose or increase property-related fees. The question in this case...
05/30/2019 S243360

Kahan v. City of Richmond

California Court of Appeal
Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Rejected a claim that a city's practice of recording liens for unpaid garbage collection fees violates state law. Affirmed the dismissal of a home...
05/23/2019 A150866

People v. Astorga-Lider

California Court of Appeal
White Collar Crime, Property Law & Real Estate, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed an order declaring a deed of trust void, in a case where a woman pleaded guilty to grand theft for encumbering a married couple's real...
05/22/2019 D073992

California Charter Schools Assn. v. City of Huntington Park

California Court of Appeal
Property Law & Real Estate, Education Law
Struck down an ordinance that imposed a temporary moratorium on charter schools while the city considered amending its zoning code. Granted writ...
05/16/2019 B284162

Boatworks, LLC v. City of Alameda

California Court of Appeal
Property Law & Real Estate, Construction
Struck down a portion of a city ordinance authorizing development impact fees for parks and recreation. Affirmed the lower court in relevant part, in...
05/15/2019 A151063