Washington Supreme Court limits inverse condemnation defenses

Author: Brian T. Hodges  Earlier this month, Washington’s Supreme Court issued its long-awaited inverse condemnation decision in Fitzpatrick v. Okanogan County.  The case arose from a joint state/local project to protect a state highway from flood damage by diking the … Continue reading

Muggery or skullduggery? How Oregon takes your money without “taking” it

Author: Brian T. Hodges Imagine, if you will, a criminal defendant on trial for robbery.  In his defense, the mugger argues that when he pointed a pistol at Joe citizen’s head and demanded “your money or your life, ” he … Continue reading