PESKY v. US (Pesky I)

Dist. Court, D. Idaho, CIV. 1:10-186 WBS, August 29, 2011: Orders production of landowner’s attorneys’ documents related to appraisal of conservation easement value, in suit by landowner against US.

The Peskys donated a conservation easement to The Nature Conservancy in 2002. The IRS refused their claim for a qualified conservation contribution tax deduction and assessed a deficiency. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]