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  • Telecommunications: Cell Tower Denials Require 'Essentially Contemporaneous' Written Support

    Wednesday, February 04, 2015

    Facts: The City of Roswell, Georgia, through its city council, sent a letter to T-Mobile South, LLC (T-Mobile), denying T-Mobile’s application to install a new cell phone tower in Roswell. The denial followed a public hearing, which T-Mobile arranged to have transcribed. Twenty-six days after denying the cell phone tower application [...] Read More



  • Historic Preservation: By Limiting Federal Involvement, State May Widen Historic District Road

    Wednesday, February 04, 2015

    Facts: Beginning in the 1980s, Highway 431 in eastern Alabama has been gradually widened from two lanes to four. The State of Alabama has long had a plan to widen the entire highway to four lanes, and the federal government has contributed $47 million to nearly 60 different projects related to the widening plan. One of the few remaining two-lane sections of Highway 431 runs through [...] Read More



  • Takings: Takings Claim Can't Be Based On Procedural Regulations Only

    Wednesday, February 04, 2015

    Facts: In 2008, the City of Houston declared a condominium complex, Park Memorial, to be uninhabitable. The City posted a notice that gave residents 10 days to apply for a certificate of occupancy or make repairs to the various structural, electrical, and plumbing problems noted by the City. The notice stated that failure to comply with the notice would subject [...] Read More



  • Environmental: CERCLA 'Petroleum Exclusion' Bars Cost Recovery For Benzene Plume

    Wednesday, February 04, 2015

    Facts: Getty Properties Corp. (Getty) operated a gas station in White Plains, New York. The property is no longer used as a gas station. For some time, gasoline has been leaking from underground tanks and spreading in a plume towards Building 159, a residential apartment building owned and operated by the White Plains Housing Authority [...] Read More



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