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SCOTUS Confirms Property Rights Are Civil Rights Deserving the Highest Constitutional Protections in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Mgmt Dist

June 25th, 2013 — In News & Events

SCOTUS Confirms Property Rights Are Civil Rights Deserving the Highest Constitutional Protections in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Mgmt Dist

The Supreme Court issued its decision today in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Mgmt District, No. 11-1447 (cert. granted Oct. 5, 2012), holding that the “essential nexus” and “rough proportionality” standards established by Nollan and Dolan apply not only to exactions for land as a condition for land use permits but also to the government’s demand for money in exchange for permitting.

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June 13th, 2013 — In News & Events

Eight Owners’ Counsel of America Attorneys Recognized as “Lawyers of the Year”

OCA wishes to congratulate its 8 member-attorneys who have been recognized as 2013 “Lawyers of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Best Lawyers®, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., honors only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan community as “Lawyer of the Year,” making this honor particularly significant.

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