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  • Takings: No Taking When Police Bulldozed A Store

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    Facts: Police serving the City of Spartanburg, South Carolina chased an armed man into a convenience store, where he took a hostage. Negotiations failed, as did attempts to induce surrender using tear gas and pepper spray. After twelve hours, the police used a bulldozer to enter the building to rescue the hostage. Bulldozing the store severely damaged it, and the

  • Undesirable Land Use: Collector Cars Deemed A Safety Hazard In Minnesota

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    Facts: John Krenik lives in St. Paul, Minnesota in a single-family house with a driveway and a garage. In the driveway, he keeps a Buick that he drives and two ''collector vehicles.'' One of Krenik's neighbors complained to the City of St. Paul Department of Safety and Inspections after the collector vehicles had not been moved

  • Equal Protection: Minimizing Litigation Risk Is A Legitimate Government Interest

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    Facts: A Minneapolis water main broke and flooded units in the Sexton Condominium Building. The flood caused damage to the building, owned by the Sexton Condominium Association, Inc. (Sexton), and a number of individual units. Some of those units were insured, and two insurance companies--plaintiffs American Family Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance

  • Nuisance: Shared Tree Can Be Felled By Majority Owner

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    Facts: In 2006, Keith and Shannon Love bought property that contained less than half of a mature catalpa tree. The rest of the tree is on neighboring property now owned by Mark Klosky and Carole Bishop. The tree is 70 feet tall and healthy. However, the tree is deciduous and produces long seedpods, so each fall

  • Lien Law / Construction: In Utah, Visible Evidence Of Work Required To Attach Lien

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    Facts: After construction contractor Pentalon Construction, Inc. (Pentalon) had spent 213 hours excavating a property for a building's foundation, a predecessor in interest recorded a deed on that property. In the ensuing dispute over priority, Pentalon argued that its excavation work constituted ''commencement to do work'' under the Utah Mechanic's Lien Act (the

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