Minnesota Legislature Takes Action to Reform Property Forfeiture Laws in Response to Supreme Court Ruling

St. Paul, Minnesota – The Minnesota Legislature is poised to pass new property forfeiture laws in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that declared the state’s current system unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the case of Tyler v. Hennepin County found that the county violated a woman’s constitutional rights by selling her forfeited property for more than the amount she owed in taxes and keeping the surplus. Earlier this year, the state agreed to pay a settlement of $109 million to resolve class action lawsuits filed on behalf of Minnesotans … Read more

New Biden Administration Rules on Endangered Species Spark Controversy and Ignite Property Rights Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden administration has recently implemented new rules that are causing controversy regarding the classification of endangered species and the regulation of land use. These rules have drawn criticism for their exclusion of economic impact considerations and their potential infringement on property rights. Environmental lawyer and author Lowell Baier is among the experts voicing concerns about the implications of these regulations. Under the new rules, the consideration of economic impact has been removed from the decision-making process of classifying a species as endangered. Additionally, property owners may face restrictions on the use … Read more

Property Owners Take Legal Action Against Athens-Clarke Commissioners’ Regulations on Short-term Rentals

Athens, Georgia – A group of short-term rental property owners in Athens-Clarke County have taken legal action against the county commissioners. The property owners filed a lawsuit on Monday, alleging that the new regulations imposed by the commissioners are unconstitutional and violate their property rights. The controversy stems from new rules that were implemented to address concerns about the impact of short-term rentals on residential neighborhoods. The regulations include restrictions on the number of guests allowed, parking requirements, and licensing fees. According to the lawsuit, the property owners argue that the regulations are overly burdensome … Read more

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Evergreen Court Home for Adults for Property Losses in Tragic Fire

NEW CITY, New York — A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the owners, two rabbis, and employees of Evergreen Court Home for Adults, three years after a fatal fire claimed the lives of a Spring Valley firefighter and a resident. The lawsuit seeks reimbursement for individuals whose property was destroyed in the March 2021 fire at the facility in Spring Valley. Second Lt. Jared Lloyd of the Fire Department and resident Oliver Hueston tragically lost their lives in the fire, and their families have pending lawsuits against the owners and others involved. The class-action … Read more