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Land Use: Donald Trump vs. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Wellman & Warren represent a variety of clientele in land use cases from local small businesses to individual plaintiffs to even celebrities with name recognition.
By |February 18th, 2014|Articles|Comments Off on Land Use: Donald Trump vs. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes|

THE WORLD OF REGULATORY TAKINGS

As the economy improves, development is slowly making a comeback to Orange County. However, the Orange County that developers face today is much different than the developer friendly world that existed for decades through the OC’s golden age of building and development.

By |March 13th, 2013|Articles, Scott Wellman|Comments Off on THE WORLD OF REGULATORY TAKINGS|

Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes

The only victory ever in the State of California of a “Lucas” regulatory taking claim. The case involved owners of 16 residentially zoned lots in Rancho Palos Verdes. The city refused to allow the owners to build on their lots, citing alleged landslide dangers.
By |December 21st, 2012|News, Notable Cases|Comments Off on Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes|

Trump – City Drops $100-Million Lawsuit

RPV — When it comes to Donald Trump and his organization things are rarely done quietly. But in a surprise turn of events, Trump’s organization and the city of Rancho Palos Verdes discreetly dismissed a four-year lawsuit on Tuesday that would have cost the city $100 million had Trump won in court.

By |September 13th, 2012|News, Press|Comments Off on Trump – City Drops $100-Million Lawsuit|
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    City of Rancho Palos Verdes liable for taking during moratorium

City of Rancho Palos Verdes liable for taking during moratorium

In Monks, the California Court of Appeal found the City of Ranch Palos Verdes (City) had exacted a permanent taking on a group of land owners seeking to build homes on 16 lots in the Palos Verdes coastal peninsula area by establishing insurmountable conditions for development without a valid justification.
By |October 23rd, 2008|News|Comments Off on City of Rancho Palos Verdes liable for taking during moratorium|
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    Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Regrettably Imprecise’ Taking Doctrine

Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Regrettably Imprecise’ Taking Doctrine

The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment provides, “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
By |June 2nd, 2005|Articles, Stuart Miller|Comments Off on Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Regrettably Imprecise’ Taking Doctrine|