Babcock v. City Of Laguna Beach

Court Of Appeal Of California, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, UNPUBLISHED, January 27, 2010

The decision upholds a city’s approval of an open space zoning ordinance and overturns the trial court’s decision to invalidate the ordinance. The appeals court held that the plaintiff private landowner (Babcock) could not prevail in an action to invalidate the ordinance because, [...]

Friends Of The Bethany Place, Inc. v. City Of Topeka and Grace Cathedral And The Episcopal Diocese Of Kansas, Inc.

Court Of Appeals Of Kansas, Docket No. 100,997, January 22, 2010

After a lower court overruled the Topeka City Council’s grant of a permit for a parking lot on land listed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places despite the SHPO’s opposition, this appeals court decision reinstated the permit. The appeals court weighed the original hearing record [...]

City Of Deadwood v. M. R. Gustafson Family Trust

Supreme Court Of South Dakota, 2010 SD 5, January 13, 2010

A private party sought to demolish a former gas station in Deadwood listed on both the national and state registers of historic places. The proponent of demolition contended that the local Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) could not deny a demolition permit unless the property was also [...]

Mark Bloome v. Jackson L. Haverly

Court Of Appeals Of Washington, Division 1, Docket Number: 62974-3, January 11, 2010

Regarding a private restrictive covenant, evidence of a party’s unilateral or subjective intent as to the meaning of a covenant word or term is inadmissible. One of the parties submitted a declaration concerning the parties’ personal beliefs as to the scope and meaning of [...]