The Daily Journal, California’s leading legal newspaper, published an article by Marc D. Alexander entitled, “Opening the Federal Courthouse door to takings claims.”. This article examines the recent SCOTUS case, Knick v. Township of Scott, holding that a 5th Amendment Takings Clause claim may be brought in federal court under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 at the time of the taking, without having to wait for a denial of just compensation in state court.

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AlvaradoSmith’s Business Continuity Update:


In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.

Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.

We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients.  READ MORE