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PruneYard Shopping Center v. Robins
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 447 U.S. 74,100 S. Ct. 2035, 64 L. Ed. 2d 741,1980 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. Students wanted to distribute literature at a large shopping center, but the owners wanted to deny them access to the property. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A state law which requires owners of large shopping enters to allow members of the public to enter their property to distribute petitions does not constitute a taking of property, even though the law limits the property owner's right to exclude others from its property. ...

Yee v. City of Escondidio
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 503 U.S. 519, 112 S. Ct. 1522, 118 L. Ed. 2d 153, 1992 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. An ordinance on mobile home parks limited the amount of rent that could be charged, and owners of parks claim the ordinance is a physical occupation of their property. Synopsis of Rule of Law. When a landlord decides to rent his land to tenants, the government may place regulations on the rent the landowner can charge without automatically having to pay compensation. ...

Acme Laundry Co., Inc. v. Secretary of Environmental Affairs
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 410 Mass. 760, 575 N.E.2d 1086, 1991 Mass. 33 ERC (BNA) 1885. Brief Fact Summary. A corporation owned contaminated land, and the government placed a lien on the property. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The government may place a lien on property which is contaminated to ensure a prompt and efficient clean up. ...

Commons v. Westwood Zoning Board of Adjustment
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 81 N.J. 597,410 A.2d 1138, 1980 N.J. Brief Fact Summary. Landowners sought a variance to the zoning ordinance so they could sell their lot. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A variance may be granted where by reason of the extraordinary and exceptional situation of the property, the strict application of a zoning ordinance would result in exceptional and undue hardship upon the developer of the property. ...

Stone v. City of Wilton
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 331 N.W.2d 398,1983 Iowa Sup. Brief Fact Summary. A landowner wanted to construct multi-family dwellings, but rezoning prevented him from doing so. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The standard for determining if a property owner has vested rights in a zoning classification includes the amount of construction accomplished prior to the rezoning. ...

Town of Belleville v. Parillo’s, Inc
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 83 N.J. 309, 416 A.2d 388, 1980 N.J. Brief Fact Summary. A restaurant converted to a nightclub, which was impermissible under a newly enacted zoning ordinance. Synopsis of Rule of Law. An existing nonconforming use can only continue of if it is a continuance of substantially the same kind of use as that which the premises were devoted at the time of the passage of the zoning ordinance. Nonconforming uses may not be enlarged except where the change is so negligible or insubstantial that it does not warrant judicial or administr ...

Charter Township of Delta v. Dinolfo
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 419 Mich. 253, 351 N.W.2d 831, 1984 Mich. Brief Fact Summary. Households included more than two unrelated adults, in violation of a city ordinance. Synopsis of Rule of Law. An ordinance, which assigns a number to how many unrelated people can live together is not rationally related to a government interest, and so will be invalid. ...

Association of Relatives and Friends of AIDS Patients (AFAPS) v. Regulations and Permits Administration (ARPE)
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 740 F. Supp. 95, 1990 U.S. Dist. Brief Fact Summary. A town refused to allow an organization to build an AIDS hospice. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The Fair Housing Act will be violated when a community refuses to allow construction of a group home for persons with disabilities, when the refusal is grounded in the fear of the community of those intending to reside in the home. ...

Huntington Branch, NAACP v. Town of Huntington
Content Type: Brief

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McCready v. Hoffius
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 459 Mich. 1235, 593 N.W.2d 545, 1999 Mich. Brief Fact Summary. An unmarried couple was not allowed to rent an apartment because cohabitating violated the religious beliefs of the landlord. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The Civil Rights Act (Act) prohibits discrimination based on marital status in real estate transactions. Marital status is defined in the context of the presence or absence of marriage. ...