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Three Constitutional Protections Relevant to Local Zoning

  • November 29, 2020
  • by Alex Reuter

When navigating through the nuances of a local zoning code or enforcement action the first thing to come mind is probably not the protections of the federal constitution. In reality, however, almost every zoning provision and action involves, to some extent, a variety of constitutional […]

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Five Laws For Which Americans Can Be Thankful

  • November 25, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) Congress enacted RLUIPA in 2000 based on evidence of widespread discrimination against religious assemblies and institutions in the zoning and land use context. Many religious groups were struggling to find a place to meet. Others were struggling […]

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Court Takes Strict View of Easement by Necessity

  • November 13, 2020
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

An interesting but seldom-used doctrine in property law is that of the easement by necessity. Cases citing this doctrine arise most commonly in the 1800s and early 1900s when undeveloped land was being subdivided and sold. But the easement by necessity still arises from time […]

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Fulton v. City of Philadelphia reflects rising trend of cities restricting faith-based organizations from serving their communities

  • November 11, 2020
  • by Emily

“In some cases, zoning and land use restrictions are choking them out; in other cases, cities are going after religious institutions because their religious beliefs do not jive with public policy positions…” Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Noel Sterett; nsterett@daltontomich.com; 815.997.7221 Chicago—-November […]

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Can the Government Kick Religious Groups Out of Social Services?

  • November 9, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

All across the country, religious institutions are at the fore of providing social services to their communities. Thousands of homeless shelters, adoption agencies, schools, hospitals, and food pantries would not exist if it were not for the faith communities which founded them and keep them […]

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Court awards money to prevent injustice

  • November 6, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

Have you ever done something that benefits another person with the expectation that you will get something in return? Sometimes, unfortunately, even when the other person is aware of your expectations, he or she does not follow through. What remedies do you have? Courts will […]

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Dan Dalton named a 2021 DBusiness Top Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning

  • November 4, 2020
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit—November 4, 2020—Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton & Tomich is pleased to announce that Daniel P. Dalton, a founding partner of the firm, has been named to the […]

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3 Ways to Resolve Your Neighbor Property Dispute

  • October 22, 2020
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

As property lawyers, we see many disputes between neighbors. What may have started as a minor inconvenience grows over time and develops into a real problem. But what do you do? How do you fix the problem? While there are a number of different ways […]

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Court Rules Illinois Nurses Can Recover Triple Damages Under the Right of Conscience Act–Even Against Public Employers

  • October 13, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

Illinois’s Health Care Right of Conscience Act, 745 ILCS 70/1 et seq., (“Conscience Act”), has long been the gold standard when it comes to protecting health care professionals’ right of conscience. Illinois doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals enjoy a statutory right to […]

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Attorney Sorin A. Leahu joins Dalton & Tomich

  • October 1, 2020
  • by Emily

Detroit —October 1, 2020—Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, co-founders of Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton + Tomich, are pleased to announce that Sorin A. Leahu has joined the firm as a senior associate attorney.  Based in the firm’s Chicago office, […]

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