Posts Categorized: Development Law

Kassouni Law Victory Featured in the News

Kassouni Law’s recent landmark property rights victory is featured in the news:   Alameda County pays almost $2 million to Castro Valley company after losing lawsuit By Rebecca Parr The Daily Review Posted:   12/16/2013 03:35:11 PM PST Updated:   12/16/2013 04:46:27 PM PST CASTRO VALLEY — Alameda County has been ordered to pay almost… Read more »

Kassouni Law Prompts Court Decision Changing California Constitutional Property Rights Law

San Francisco, CA August 26, 2013 On August 21, 2013 the California Supreme Court let stand a precedent setting, landmark property rights decision issued by the Court of Appeal which has changed property rights law. Business and property owners now have added Constitutional protection from project development delays and overzealous government regulation, signaling a new… Read more »

Exhausting Administrative Remedies—A Brief Primer

Mention the phrase “exhaustion of administrative remedies” and every land use lawyer and property rights attorney will confirm that it is one of the most important procedural requirements for a successful case, along with the statute of limitations and the ripeness doctrine.  This article will briefly explain the concept of “exhaustion of administrative remedies,” and… Read more »

California Supreme Court Grants California Coastal Commission Jurisdiction Over Subdivisions

Last week the California Supreme Court in Palisades Bowl v. City of Los Angeles granted the Coastal Commission broad jurisdiction over paper subdivisions, even though the subdivision of property does not change the intensity or density of use, and does not meet the classic definition of “development” in the Coastal Act. The case originated when the… Read more »

United States Supreme Court To Review Florida Water District’s Extortionate Regulation Of Private Property

The United States Supreme Court recently granted review of a Florida state court case, St. Johns River Management District v. Koontz.  In this case, the property owner had for years sought to develop vacant, commercially owned land in Orange County, Florida.  In many such instances the government will seek to impose a condition, or exaction,… Read more »