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  • Ninth Circuit En Banc Panel Finds Goleta’s Mobile Home Rent Control OrdinanceDecember 23, 2010 An en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit, in a much anticipated decision, has found that the City of Goleta’s mobile home rent control ordinance did not cause a taking of the Guggenheim’s property because they received exactly what they bargained for. The court rejected the reasoning of the three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit that previously found a taking had occurred and affirmed the ... read more

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  • Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Gives Public Entities New Rights as the SEC Seeks CommentAugust 10, 2010 With the ink barely dry on the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, a new world dawns as municipal and other public agencies get new rights and protections formerly reserved to the investor community. The legislation comprises the most massive and sweeping changes to the financial markets since the Great Depression, and its effects will be multiplied through hundreds of mandated rulemaking and ... read more

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