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One year later: Paeth v. Worth township. An overview of the case published in the Detroit News

  • August 13, 2011
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

A year ago today, a jury in the United States District Court in Detroit, Michigan rendered the largest verdict in a First Amendment retaliation, Due Process case in Michigan. Since that time, the Township recalled the elected offiical at the heart of the case, two […]

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Dalton & Tomich quoted in Detroit Free Press article, "Commerical Farming in Detroit"

  • August 11, 2011
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

When looking for expert advice on land use and zoning, the Detroit Free Press turned to Dalton & Tomich for its opinion on urban farming in Detroit, Michigan. Commercial_farming_to_start_in_Detroit_with_1,000_trees___Detroit_Free_Press.pdf

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Judicial Takings Case profiled in Michigan Lawyer's Weekly.

  • July 26, 2011
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

In Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, “Local Authority Not on Solid Ground” author Carol Lundberg highlights Valley View Quarry’s judicial takings case.Michigan_Lawyers_Weekly_by_Carol_Lundberg_July_22,_2011.pdf

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A Case Study on First Amendment Retaliation

  • March 23, 2011
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

On August 13, 2010 a jury awarded George and Margaret Paeth, clients of Dalton & Tomich, PLC a record setting verdict of $600,000 in a significant land use and zoning case.

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RLUIPA and the “Effective Exclusions” of Religious Uses through Zoning

  • January 31, 2011
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

One recent trend in religious land use issues that we have found is when a community effectively excludes a religious use through zoning. The typical scenario occurs when a community permits zoning in a district knowing that there is no land available to build a […]

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Understanding RLUIPA

  • January 24, 2011
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

RLUIPA, passed by a unanimous Congress in 2000 and signed into law by President Clinton, was proposed and enacted by Congress in response to actions taken by local government to exclude houses of worship within communities.

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New RLUIPA Suit Filed; Salvation Temple Church v. City of Hazel Park

  • October 28, 2010
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Salvation Temple Church, is a Christian Church that entered into a purchase agreement for the purchase of property known as 25000 N. Chrysler Dr., Hazel Park, Michigan. The property, vacant since 2002 and last used as a banquet facility,

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United States Supreme Court Considers RLUIPA Damages Case

  • October 24, 2010
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

In the very near future, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Sossamon v. Texas, (Docket No. 08-1438, cert. granted 5/24/2010)

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Conditional Land Use Requirements and RLUIPA

  • October 4, 2010
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

In Arnold v. Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Bd. Of Adjustment, No. 2008-CA-001850-MR, 2010 WL 668664 (Ky. App. Feb. 26, 2010), plaintiffs appealed the Circuit Court’s opinion and order affirming the determination of the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Board of Adjustment granting a conditional land use permit to the Versailles […]

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Historic Verdict Secured in Landmark Case

  • August 15, 2010
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

It has been nearly a month since I last posted a blog entry. The reason is that I have been preparing for, than appearing at, a significant land use trial in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan before the Honorable […]

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