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The firm obtains dismissal of action alleging that the County of Butte unlawfully denied developer’s proposals for obtaining sewer service. The Ninth Circuit affirms the District Court’s decision that developer’s takings claims were not ripe for adjudication and the U.S. Supreme Court denies cert. (St. Claire v. City of Chico and County of Butte, 880 […]
The Ninth Circuit rejects the expansion of urban land uses into Marin County’s “beautiful rural landscape,” holding that the landowner’s facial challenge and equal protection claim are barred by the statute of limitations and the County’s zoning is neither arbitrary or irrational. (Barancik v. County of Marin, 872 F.2d 834 (9th Cir. 1988).)
The firm successfully defends Tiburon in a landmark, unanimous takings case before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the Town’s open space ordinance. The Supreme Court requires courts to defer to local agencies’ regulation of land use. (Agins v. Tiburon, 447 U.S. 255 (1980).)