A landmark property-rights case
could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court if NAHB's formal request for consideration, filed June 23, is approved.
The case at hand, Kottschade v. City of Rochester, pertains to the right of NAHB member and Minnesota multifamily developer Frank Kottschade to bring his federal takings claim against the city directly to federal court — without the typical 8-10 year wait and the hugely expensive state court battles that private property owners must now endure when their local governments enact land use regulations that fly in the face of the U.S. Constitution. We'll find out whether the highest court in the land intends to hear this case in coming months, and will let you know when we do. In the meantime, for more information you can contact Tom Ward at x8230.