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RANDY ALBRIGHT v. LOWE’S HOME CENTERS, LLC

Birmingham, AL - employment Discrimination lawyer represented Plaintiff with contending Lowe’s failed to promote him because of his age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) claim.



Under Rule 56(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, summary judgment is proper “if
the movant s... More...
   $0 (09-02-2021 - AL)

THE CITY OF FORT WORTH AND DAVID COOKE, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS FORT WORTH CITY MANAGER v. STEPHANNIE LYNN RYLIE, TEXAS C&D AMUSEMENTS, INC., AND BRIAN AND LISA SCOTT D/B/A TSCA AND D/B/A RIVER BOTTOM PUB

Austin, Texas - City Ordinances lawyer represented RESPONDENTS with the statute that regulates “coin-operated machines” preempts city ordinances that regulate “eight-liners” and the “game rooms” that offer them.



For as long as the State of Texas has been the State of Texas, its citizens have elected to
... More...
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Cayuga Nation, et al. v. Howard Tanner, et al

New York, NY - Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) lawyer represented defendant with a Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) claim.



This case marks the latest installment of a decades-long dispute between
the Cayuga Nation (the “Nation”), a federally recognized Indian tribe, and the
Village of Unio... More...
   $0 (08-23-2021 - NY)

AQUINNAH/GAY HEAD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; TOWN OF AQUINNAH v. COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS v. THE WAMPANOAG TRIBE OF GAY HEAD (AQUINNAH); THE AQUINNAH WAMPANOAG GAMING CORPORATION; THE WAMPANOAG TRIBAL COUNCIL OF GAY HEAD, INC.

Boston, MA - Indian Gaming lawyer represented defendant with seeking to halt the
development of a gaming facility claim.



We laid out much of the background to the present dispute
more fully in Wampanoag I, but we recap the pertinent parts here
and supplement them as necessary.
A. Setting the Stage: the ... More...
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CHRISTOPHER K. WHIPPLE Vs. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND PERMITS

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense attorney represented Christopher Whipple with alleged violations of certain shortterm rental (“STR”) ordinances charge.



In July 2016, Mr. Whipple purchased residential property located at
1117 Monroe Street in New Orleans, Louisiana (the “Property”). About one year
later, in J... More...
   $0 (06-28-2021 - LA)

Gregory D. Johnson v. Danbury Township, et al.

Toledo, OH - Pro se appellant, Gregory D. Johnson appeals the April 3, 2020 judgment of the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas dismissing his appeal of claims relating to the appellees’ lack of ordinances, rules or regulations regarding the keeping of fowl in a residential district.



The relevant facts of this case are as f... More...
   $0 (04-03-2021 - OH)

CITY OF DAYTON, OHIO v. STATE OF OHIO

Dayton, OH - Ohio Attorney General’s Office represented the STATE OF OHIO with appealing from a judgment of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.



{¶ 2} On July 29, 2019, Dayton filed a Verified Complaint for Declaratory Judgment
and Preliminary and Permanent Injunction, which requested that the trial court enjo... More...
   $0 (03-26-2021 - OH)

David Hickman, Lori Ann Hickman and Hickman Metal Recycling, LLC v. City of Biloxi

Jackson, MS - Property zoning attorney represented David and Lori Hickman with a preexisting use exception case.



The Hickman family has owned the property at 12360 Hickman Road in Biloxi for
many years. Beginning around 1968, David’s father operated a scrap metal recycling
business, which David later acquired. In 199... More...
   $0 (03-19-2021 - MS)

VILLAGE OF NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, ET AL. v. STATE OF OHIO

Cleveland, Ohio - Civil attorney represented Village of Newburgh Heights and the city of East Cleveland with appealing from a trial court judgment denying their motion for a preliminary injunction.




On June 27, 2019, Newburgh Heights filed a complaint in the
Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, seeking a declarat... More...
   $0 (01-19-2021 - OH)

TOMMY LEE THIGPEN v. CITY OF EL DORADO, ARKANSAS

El Dorado, AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant sued by the City on a building code violation theory.



A building in El Dorado, Arkansas, had been vacant for approximately ten years and was in a state of extensive disrepair. On February 4, 2018, Thigpen approached the representatives of the City and advised the City... More...
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United States of America v. City of Meriden, Connecticut

New Haven, Connecticut civil rights lawyers.

The Justice Department and the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Connecticut today announced an agreement with the City of Meriden, Connecticut to resolve allegations that the city violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) by denying the application of the Omar Islamic Center to establish a mosq... More...
   $0 (11-06-2020 - CT)

Signs for Jesus v. Town of Pembroke, NH, et al.

The Town of Pembroke, New
Hampshire, bans the use of electronic signs in all of its zoning
districts except its commercial district (C1) and certain nearby
areas. In April 2015, Hillside Baptist Church -- located outside
of these areas -- applied for a permit to install an electronic
sign on its property, which would transmit messages provided by
Signs for Jesus, a nonprofi... More...
   $0 (10-21-2020 - NH)

Mark William Breznick v. Commonwealth of Virginia




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On July 14, 2018, Virginia State Police Trooper Jared Stuart Martin conducted a traffic
stop in Augusta Coun... More...
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Parkford Owners For A Better Community v. County of Placer, Silversword Properties, LLC

The plaintiff in this matter, Parkford Owners for a Better Community (Parkford),
appeals from a judgment entered in favor of defendants, Placer County and Placer County
Community Development Resource Agency (collectively, the County), and real parties in
interest, Silversword Properties, LLC (Silversword), K.H. Moss Company, and Moss
2
Equity (collectively, Moss). Silversword ... More...
   $0 (09-17-2020 - CA)

BRIAN E. LUSARDI, et al. v. CAESARSCREEK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

Xenia, OH - Zoning, Land Use

The Lusardis farm property comprises 13.55 acres of agricultural-zoned
property in Caesarscreek Township. On the property is a pole barn, a small out-building
overlooking a roughly one-acre pond, a few acres of woodlands, and an eight-acre hay
field that the Lusardis have tended and harvested for the last several years. The farm
does not have ... More...
   $0 (09-12-2020 - OH)

Granny Purps, Inc. v. County of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County law enforcement officers seized more than 2,000 marijuana
plants from a medical marijuana dispensary for violating a local ordinance restricting
cannabis cultivation. When the dispensary sued to recover the marijuana, the county
asserted it had no obligation to return the plants since the dispensary violated the
ordinance. The trial court agreed and sustained the ... More...
   $0 (08-06-2020 - CA)

Golden Door Properties, LLC v. The Superior Court of San Diego County, County of San Diego, Real Party in Interest

After referring the discovery disputes to a referee, the superior court adopted the
referee's recommendations to deny the motions to compel. The referee concluded that
although section 21167.6 specifies the contents of the record of proceedings, that statute
does not require that such writings be retained. In effect, the referee interpreted section
21167.6 to provide that e-mails e... More...
   $0 (08-02-2020 - CA)

Jimcy McGirt v. State of Oklahoma







On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a promise. Forced to leave their ancestral lands in Georgia and Alabama, the Creek Nation received assurances that their new lands ... More...
   $0 (07-09-2020 - OK)

City and County of San Francisco v. All Persons Interested In The Matter of Proposition C

In California, [a]ll political power is inherent in the people, who
retain the right to alter or reform government by voter initiative when the
public good may require. (Cal. Const., Art. II, 1.)1 The question in this
case is whether the people of a city or county may exercise this initiative
power to adopt a special tax when a majority of voters concludes it would
serv... More...
   $0 (07-01-2020 - CA)

North Murrieta Community, LLC v. City of Murietta

Appellant, North Murrieta Community, LLC (North Murrieta), is the master
developer of a large development project in the City of Murrieta (the City) called the
Golden City Project.
As part of the planning and approval process, North Murrieta sought to take
advantage of certain statutory land use planning toolsvesting tentative maps and
development agreementsthat enable builde... More...
   $0 (06-09-2020 - CA)

PAY N STAY RENTALS, LLC -vs- CITY OF CANTON

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In October, 2018, PNS purchased property located at 1610 Yale Avenue
N.W., in Canton, Ohio. The... More...
   $0 (05-22-2020 - OH)

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. ERNTRAVIS M. BREDHOLD AND COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. EFRAIN DIAZ, JR. JUSTIN SMITH

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A Fayette County grand jury indicted Travis M. Bredhold and charged
him with one count of murde... More...
   $0 (04-17-2020 - KY)

Mountainlands Conservancy, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, County of Los Angeles

1. The Legal Background: General Principles
The California Coastal Act (the Coastal Act) was passed in
1976. (Pub. Resources Code, 30000 et seq.)
1 It is
a comprehensive scheme to govern land use planning for the
entire coastal zone of California. (Yost v. Thomas (1984) 36 Cal.3d
561, 565 (Yost).) The Coastal Act requires all local governments
lying in whole or in ... More...
   $0 (04-05-2020 - CA)

C.W. Howe Partners, Inc. v. Greg Mooradian

Greg Mooradian and Debra A. Mooradian appeal from the
order denying their special motion to strike under Code of Civil
Procedure section 425.161 directed to the cross-complaint filed
against them by C.W. Howe Partners Inc. and its principal Carl
William Howe (collectively the Howes) for express indemnity,
equitable indemnity, contribution and declaratory relief. The
trial c... More...
   $0 (12-31-2019 - CA)

Lark Holden v. City of San Diego, Idea Enterprises, LP, Real Party in Interest

Plaintiffs Lark Holden and James Stansell1 appeal a judgment denying their
petition for writ of mandate challenging decisions by the City of San Diego and City
Council for the City of San Diego (collectively City) to grant a California Environmental
Quality Act (CEQA; Pub. Resources Code, 21000 et seq.)2 exemption for a residential
development project proposed by IDEA Enterprise,... More...
   $0 (12-14-2019 - CA)

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