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March, 2006 Articles

Land Use JMBM Tax Newsletter: The Effect of “Kelo” on California Property Owners

On June 23, 2005, a bitterly divided U. S. Supreme Court upheld a local government’s use of eminent domain to seize private property “for the purpose of economic development.” Previously, courts had looked to the standard of whether property would be directly taken “for public use,” under the Fifth Amendment. However, in Kelo v. City […]

ADA Representation, Global Hospitality Group® and Real Estate Hotel Business: Condo Hotels and the ADA: A Case of Mistaken Identity?

Despite the current proliferation of condo hotels, the Access Board’s newly proposed ADAAG technical requirements still include no specific mention of condo hotels, nor have we seen any state law that includes requirements for condo hotel accessibility. There is very limited judicial direction, as legal precedents regarding the ADA and condo hotels have not yet […]