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Determining Ripeness Of Substantive Due Process Claims Brought By Landowners Against Local Governments, David S. Mendel Nov 1996

Determining Ripeness Of Substantive Due Process Claims Brought By Landowners Against Local Governments, David S. Mendel

Michigan Law Review

Landowners who sustain economic harm from arbitrary and capricious applications of land use regulations may sue the local government entities responsible for applying those regulations under 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983, alleging that the local government entities deprived them of substantive due process in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. A landowner who brings this claim - an "as-applied arbitrary and capricious substantive due process" claim - may in appropriate cases seek declaratory and injunctive relief, damages, and attorney's fees. Despite controversy among courts and commentators over both the definition of property interests protected by the Due Process Clause and the standard ...


Purely Economic Justifications Sufficient To Permit Exercise Of Federal Eminent Domain Power--United States V. Certain Parcels Of Land, Michigan Law Review Jan 1965

Purely Economic Justifications Sufficient To Permit Exercise Of Federal Eminent Domain Power--United States V. Certain Parcels Of Land, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

The federal government, pursuant to authorizing statutes, sought to condemn defendant's land, alleging that it was needed as a source of fill for a section of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. Defendant offered proof demonstrating that commercial fill could easily be purchased within the immediate area, that it was therefore not necessary for the government to condemn any land in order to complete the construction of the highway, and that his land was zoned "light industrial" and was thus ideally suited for future development. Employing the usual stringent proof requirements, the court granted the government's ...


Constitutional Law-Eminent Domain-Master Flight Plan As A Taking Of Land Under Approach Area To Municipal Airport, Ralph L. Wright S. Ed Nov 1961

Constitutional Law-Eminent Domain-Master Flight Plan As A Taking Of Land Under Approach Area To Municipal Airport, Ralph L. Wright S. Ed

Michigan Law Review

Plaintiff owned land adjacent to the Greater Pittsburgh Airport which lay under an approach area for one of the runways. Allegheny County, in compliance with rules and regulations of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, drafted a "Master Plan," approved by the CAA, which showed the approach area over part of plaintiff's property. Plaintiff sued to recover damages from the county, owner and operator of the airport, alleging an appropriation of his land because of the substantial interference with its use and enjoyment caused by flights at low altitudes above his land during landings and take-offs. Upon an award of damages ...