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Millionaires Clash Over Houston Mansionnew

Despite all the Tenth Commandment strictures to the contrary, coveting the mansion next door has led millionaire executive Tony Petrello to years of depositions and lawsuits.
Houston Press  |  Terrence McCoy  |  10-10-2012  |  Features

Environmentalists and Landowners Argue Over Who Owns New York's Riversnew

The public's right to navigate the more than 50,000 miles of rivers and streams and more than 7500 ponds, lakes and reservoirs in New York state is hidden deep within a thicket of legalese, in the form of two state court opinions.
Seven Days  |  Kirk Kardashian  |  07-31-2009  |  Environment

In Florida, If You Don't Own It, You Can't Save Itnew

While other states grant municipalities the right to go over the heads of private property owners in designating landmarks, Florida's law protects property owners from just that sort of thing. "Florida is a super-private property rights state," says city lawyer Karen Consalo. "We're very conservative like that."
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  12-04-2008  |  Housing & Development

Eminent Domain Targeted by California's Propositions 98 and 99new

Californians face two radically different choices for protecting private property on the June 3 ballot. But the campaigns for propositions 98 and 99 have managed to create enough confusion, suspicion and hyperbole that fresh surveys indicate neither measure is currently luring the 50-percent-plus-one voters needed for passage.
L.A. Weekly  |  Jill Stewart  |  05-30-2008  |  Housing & Development

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