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Connecticut Wetland Laws Breach the Preemption Barrier: Sixth Circuit Holds that Federal Aviation Law Does Not Preempt Local Permit Process for Removing Wetland Trees

If you're a science fiction fan, you've likely encountered a story or two about invisible, impenetrable fields. Or, maybe as a Stephen King fan, you read the book, Under the Dome , which is about a small, New England town trapped beneath a huge, clear barrier. Either way, you've touched upon...

Vetstein Law Group: Neighborhood Civic Associations Play Controversial Role In Boston Zoning & Permitting Process

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Local Groups Wield Much Power Over Real Estate Permits & Projects If you have ever had to deal with zoning or permitting in the City of Boston, you have probably come across local neighborhood "civic associations" in which the fate of your project or permit...

Vandeventer Black LLP: Claims Relating to Violations of Moving and Hauling Permits

Authored by attorney John Lockard Violations of moving and hauling permits can be expensive for construction companies. The local police usually consider the permit to be invalid if any of the requirements of the permit are violated. In those cases, the police impose penalties based on the general weight...

New Jersey Extends Permit Extension Act Another Year

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie re-extended New Jersey's Permit Extension Act, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-136.1 et seq. , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], for a third time by enacting Assembly Bill 3815. This legislation extends the tolling of the approval period for certain real...