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The Latest on the Church of Our Savior Case

  • February 9, 2015
  • by Lawrence Opalewski
  • Category: RLUIPA

As noted in the RLUIPA defense blog, late last year, a federal court in Florida issued a decision in favor of our client, the Church of Our Savior, which wished to build a place of worship on Beach Boulevard (“Property”) in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. You […]

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The Latest on the Church of Our Savior Case

  • February 9, 2015
  • by Lawrence Opalewski
  • Category: RLUIPA

As noted in the RLUIPA defense blog, late last year, a federal court in Florida issued a decision in favor of our client, the Church of Our Savior, which wished to build a place of worship on Beach Boulevard (“Property”) in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. You […]

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Calif. Church Continues Its Fight to Operate Homeless Ministry Program

Earlier this week, a California church that operates a homeless ministry program attempted to convince the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to revive the program, called Operation Embrace, after a lower court upheld the City’s decision to shutter the program. Last year, we wrote about […]

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Calif. Church Continues Its Fight to Operate Homeless Ministry Program

Earlier this week, a California church that operates a homeless ministry program attempted to convince the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to revive the program, called Operation Embrace, after a lower court upheld the City’s decision to shutter the program. Last year, we wrote about […]

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Holt v. Hobbs – Religious Liberty wins again in the United States Supreme Court

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Gregory Holt, a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas, can grow a short beard for religious reasons. Our friend Eric Rassbach from the Becket Fund — the public interest law firm that on Tuesday won the Holt v. Hobbs […]

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Food and Franchising

With the independent food industry rapidly developing in Detroit, we thought we would revisit one method of ownership that is often the gateway into the restaurant industry. There are various approaches to restaurant ownership, i.e. passive investment, owner/operator, but as business attorneys we are often […]

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Dalton speaking at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Houston, TX on RLUIPA

  • January 15, 2015
  • by Daniel P. Dalton
  • Category: RLUIPA

We are pleased to report that Daniel Dalton will be speaking and moderating a panel discussion on Religious Land Use adn Zoning at the American Bar Association's Midyear Meeting in Houston, Texas on February 5, 2015. The details are below: Join the Section of State […]

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2014 in Review

Here at Dalton & Tomich we are very happy to welcome in 2015. We are very excited for the possibilities ahead of us this year. With the future in mind, this post is a look back at some of the Dalton & Tomich highlights of […]

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Dalton & Tomich Achieves Victory at Trial in Latest RLUIPA Case

On November 25, 2014, District Judge Timothy Corrigan from the Middle District of Florida ruled in favor of Church of Our Savior in its religious land use lawsuit against the City of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Court held that the City violated RLUIPA’s Equal Terms […]

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Dalton & Tomich Achieves Victory at Trial in Latest RLUIPA Case

On November 25, 2014, District Judge Timothy Corrigan from the Middle District of Florida ruled in favor of Church of Our Savior in its religious land use lawsuit against the City of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Court held that the City violated RLUIPA’s Equal Terms […]

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