• Features

    Supreme Court Denies Cert in RLUIPA Case

    Steven M. Silverberg

    Sets Standard that Potentially Relieves Municipalities from Liability for Denying Religious Uses

    The broad and somewhat vague definition of religious exercise in The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) has invited much litigation over what constitutes a substantial burden and even what constitutes religious exercise.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Development

    Merger Defeats Single and Separate Ownership Claim
    Failure to Refer to County Planning Board Invalidates Grant of Area Variance
    Denial of Natural Resources Special Permit Upheld
    Village Ratifies Extension of Lease to Cell Phone Provider

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  • Columns & Departments

    Real Property Law

    Interest on Loan Tolled When Mortgagee Delayed In Filing Request for Judicial Intervention
    Court Dismisses Tortious Interference Claim By Holder of First Refusal
    Easement Enforceable Despite City Register’s Failure to Index the Easement Against Newly Created Lot

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  • Columns & Departments

    Landlord & Tenant

    Liquidated Damages Provision Not an Unenforceable Penalty
    Occupant Established Succession Right Despite Absence of Sexual or Blood Relationship
    Rent Stabilization Provision Lost When Tenant Executed Lease In Corporate Name
    Predecessor Landlord Waived Prohibition on Subleases and Assignments

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