For about a year, I have been writing about Wendy Birnbaum, the property owner who got stuck in a permitting battle with Pierce County when she tried to open a campground in the foothills of Mt. Rainier. Ms. Birnbaum sued … Continue reading
While we wait for the Supreme Court of Washington to decide whether it will review Birnbaum v. Pierce County, I thought it might be nice to give some attention to two amicus briefs that were filed in support of our … Continue reading
In our latest video, PLF client Wendy Birnbaum explains how PLF is helping her seek a legal remedy for bureaucratic delay.
About a month ago, we brought you the story of Wendy Birnbaum, a Pierce County, Washington, property owner who got stuck in the permitting process when she applied to open a campground and RV park on her property in the … Continue reading
Happy Friday! Here are this week’s legal highlights: Individual Rights – Free Speech We had a major Supreme Court amicus victory this week in Knox v. S.E.I.U. In a 7-2 knockout, the Court ruled that S.E.I.U.’s mid-year supplemental assessment of … Continue reading
At PLF, we litigate for judicial acceptance of the idea that property owners should be allowed to reasonably use their property without undue interference from the government. Many of our clients, such as Wendy Birnbaum, believe in this principle, but … Continue reading
Earlier today, Division One of Washington’s Court of Appeals issued a published decision in Birnbaum v. Pierce County, a case that asked whether a landowner could recover damages for government misfeasance during the permit review process. … Continue reading