US District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania, January 13, 2014, No. 3:11cv514: Attorneys fees and costs approved for easement defense.
As reported here in August 2013, the court had previously found that a conservation easement held by Norcross unambiguously bans fracking. Norcross then sought payment from Stockport of Norcross’ attorneys fees and court costs. Section 7.2 of the Easement [...]
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Per the Land Trust Alliance report on March 10, 2010, “the Senate voted 62 to 36 to pass H.R. 4213, a package of tax ‘extenders’ and other provisions that includes a one-year extension of the enhanced tax deduction for conservation easements.” The NRDC reports, however, that the bill, “contains two harmful environmental provisions. One extends liquid [...]
Court Of Appeal Of California, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, UNPUBLISHED, January 27, 2010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, [...]