Davis v. Ciborowski Family Trust

U.S. Dist. Court, D. New Hampshire, Civil No. 11-cv-436-PB, August 31, 2012: Efforts by owner to look into conflict between ADA compliance and property’s historic significance are relevant to owner’s invocation of ADA’s historic significance exception.

This case concerns the allowable scope of discovery by the plaintiffs in a claim under Title III of the Americans with [...]

USDA: $175M in Funding for Wetlands Reserve Program

USDA announced May 14, 2010, that $175 million in funding is available for the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Wetlands Reserve Program. USDA says that funding will add 75,000 additional acres to the approximately 2.2 million acres currently enrolled in the program. The funding will go to wetland conservation projects in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, [...]

Manchester Water Works v Town Of Auburn

Supreme Court of New Hampshire, No. 2009-335, May 20, 2010
The court held that a self-imposed conservation easement that was terminable by the owner of the servient land did not have to be taken into account in valuing the land for tax purposes. The court interpreted and differentiated the statutes that control municipal taxation of conservation easements [...]