Posts Tagged: Los Angeles Land Use Lawyers

Seven Reasons Why Plan Bay Area is Illegal & Bad Policy for California

Plan Bay Area is a monumental land use document prepared by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), for the ostensible purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by the year 2035, as required by former Governor Schwarzenegger’s Senate Bill 375. Kassouni Law is currently litigating the legality of… Read more »

The Situation With Clive Bundy In Nevada Shows The True Cost Of Government Regulations

To say that the situation in Nevada between federal officials and cattle rancher Clive Bundy has gotten out of hand would be an understatement. As of this morning, armed federal officials have seized Mr. Bundy’s cattle, forcibly arrested his son, and surrounded his ranch with armed federal agents. The Bundy’s, for their part, have assembled… Read more »

The Unfortunate Rise of Civil Asset Forfeiture

The United States Constitution provides that the government may not take your property without due process of law. In the criminal law context that usually means that you cannot be punished, or have your property taken unless the government can prove that you committed a crime. Yet, in states and cities across the country, property… Read more »

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 »

Supreme Court to Determine the Constitutionality of the Federal Government’s “Rails to Trails” Land Grab

Under the “Rails to Trails” program, the Federal government has begun converting abandoned railroad tracks into hiking and biking trails for the public. While this may seem like a noble endeavor, there is one major problem: the land the trails run through doesn’t belong to the federal government. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century when… Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Private Home Assistants Can be Compelled to Join a Union Against Their Will

This term the US Supreme Court will have the opportunity to decide whether the state can force private home assistants to join a public employee union. Recently, the Court agreed to hear arguments from appeal lawyers in Harris v Quinn. That case challenges the constitutionality of an Illinois executive order that declared personal home assistants (i.e…. Read more »

Timothy Kassouni Chosen as Expert Land Use Lawyer Seminar Speaker

August 19, 2013 Call in from Anywhere! 1-2 pm Pacific – 4-5 pm Eastern Owner and Managing partner at Kassouni Law, Timothy Kassouni has been chosen to speak for Law Seminars International on the topic of Land Use Law and Regulatory Takings. To register for the Regulatory Takings Seminar click here. A Synopsis of the… Read more »

Lockaway v. Alameda: Kassouni Law Prevails in $2 Million Land Use Case

County of Alameda Must Pay Storage Facility Company $2 Million In Damages and Attorney’s Fees For Violation of Constitutional Property Rights Court of Appeal in San Francisco labels County’s legal position “nonsensical and convoluted;” taxpayers on the hook due to government ineptitude. Kassouni Law announces major property rights victory. “Government officials for too long have… Read more »