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Loretto vs Teleprompter Manhattan CATV Corporation

If cable company wires are installed on your property, Loretto v. Teleprompter Manhattan CATV Corp. (1982) said that is a regulatory taking under the meaning of the Taking Clause of the US Constitution.

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Kelo vs City of New London

When it comes to economically distressed cities, Kelo vs City of New London (2005) said cities could use their police power, particularly the eminent domain power, to demolish a Holliday Inn to make a Mandalay Hotel, if it increased the tax revenues and was a public use, for example.

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Village of Belle Terre v. Boraas

When came to people living together or inhabiting a home, Village of Belle Terre v. Boraas (1974) said only families.

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State ex rel Stoyanoff v. Berkeley

When it came to aesthetics, State ex rel Stoyanoff v. Berkeley (1970) said an unelected zoning board can decide how your house must look, even if it’s shaped like a UFO or a regular house.

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Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co.

When comes to how you can use your property, Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co. (1926) held that a zoning board can tell you how to use your property- or get out.

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Mahrenholz v. County Board of School Trustees

When it came down to fraudulently selling a piece of land, Mahrenholz v. County Board of School Trustees is considered one of the biggest nightmares in property law.

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Horne v. Department of Agriculture

In opposition to the Great Depression when the US government destroyed excess wheat crops to maintain healthy wheat market prices, as American citizens starved and died, Horne v. Department of Agriculture (2015) said the US government must provide just compensation, in regards to government takings of property to compensate raisin farmers as outlined in the […]

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Johnson v. M’Intosh

In an early property law case, Johnson v. M’Intosh (1823) said Native Americans have no property rights.

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Moore v. Regents of the University of California

Moore v. Regents of the University of California (1990) dealt with human cells as property, although controversial in property law.

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Van Valkenburgh v. Lutz

When it comes to property law, Van Valkenburgh v. Lutz (1952) sets precedent for establishing the adverse possession doctrine.

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