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In Pa. Federal Court Landowner Seeks Rent For Wind Farm Building On Easement

SCRANTON, Pa. - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Nov. 10 granted in part a landowner's motion to compel discovery for certain information in a rental dispute over an operations and maintenance building constructed on an easement as part of a wind...

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N.J. Panel: Preference For Land Use Planning Is By Ordinance, Not By Variance

TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey appeals panel on Nov. 13 affirmed a lower court's approval of a town's denial of a use variance and found that the town's zoning board of appeals' action was not arbitrary, capricious or unreasonable (Children's...

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Tennessee Federal Judge Dismisses, Remands Shooting Range Owner's Zoning Dispute

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - After finding that a municipality had not violated a property owner's rights when it refused to grant a variance to operate an outdoor shooting range, a federal judge in Tennessee on Oct. 27 reversed and remanded the case, noting...

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Ohio High Court: OK For Town To Use County Comprehensive Plan To Develop Zoning

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court on Nov. 12 reversed and remanded a state appeals court decision regarding a local municipality's denial of a business owner's zoning change application and held that the local municipality's use of its...

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Kansas High Court Says Local Wind Farm Prohibition Not Preempted By Federal Law

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Supreme Court on Oct. 30 affirmed in part a lower court decision that a local municipality's prohibition on large commercial wind farms is lawful and not preempted by federal law (Roger Zimmerman, et al., v. Board of County...

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Montana Supreme Court Reverses Reduced Punitive Award, Orders New Trial

HELENA, Mont. - The Montana Supreme Court on Nov. 27 ordered a new trial on punitive damages in a land dispute, vacating an award of $25,000, which the trial judge had reduced from the jury's award of $1 million (Craig McKay and Lisa McKay v. Wilderness...

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