Encountering a burial ground during construction: Is your project dead?
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Encountering a burial ground during construction: Is your project dead?

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Tennessee is experiencing significant growth, and is expected to continue to grow. This growth should lead to more commercial, industrial and residential development. Given our history as a rural and (at one point) frontier state, many developers may encounter a truly unexpected site condition: grave sites. The presence of a burial ground will impact the…

McBride v Farragut BZA
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McBride v Farragut BZA

McBride v. Farragut Board of Zoning Appeals, (Tenn App November 29, 2012) The petitioning homeowner, lived in a residence constructed in 1971 with a raised concrete deck on the rear of her home. In 2011, she submitted an application to erect columns and a roof over the existing deck. The local zoning ordinance permitted patios…

Equal Protection, Class of One
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Equal Protection, Class of One

Loessel v City of Frankenmuth, 692 F. 3d 452 (6th Cir. 2012) This is an interesting case where a city with a historic town center attempted to keep Wal-Mart from opening a store in its downtown area. The owners of the property contracted with Wal-Mart to sell the property for the use as a store,…