RLUIPA Land Use Claims: Key Case Law Developments
Strategies for Local Governments to Avoid or Defend RLUIPA Actions
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will offer practical guidance for counsel advising local governments on ways to avoid Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) claims. The program will discuss recent trends in RLUIPA claims and litigation, examine ways to avoid RLUIPA claims, and consider various approaches to defend against RLUIPA suits once a claim has been filed.
- Overview of RLUIPA provisions
- Claims and litigation trends
- Recent interpretation and application of RLUIPA
- Strategies for avoiding/addressing RLUIPA claims
- Defending against RLUIPA claims
The panel will review these and other noteworthy issues:
- What claims are being raised in RLUIPA litigation and how have the courts responded?
- What steps can local governments take to avoid RLUIPA challenges?
- What strategies have been useful for municipalities in defending RLUIPA claims?
Karla L. Chaffee
Robinson & Cole
Ms. Chaffee focuses her practice on land use litigation and transactions. She is a member of the firm’s Land Use... | Read More
Ms. Chaffee focuses her practice on land use litigation and transactions. She is a member of the firm’s Land Use and Real Estate + Development Groups. Ms. Chaffee handles complex federal litigation involving the RLUIPA, First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause. She is a member of the firm’s RLUIPA practice group and is a contributor to its blog, RLUIPA Defense. Ms. Chaffee also handles environmental litigation, and defends claims brought under state and federal law, such as CERCLA.Close
Diana E. Neeves
Robinson & Cole
Ms. Neeves, a member of the firm’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, focuses her practice on... | Read More
Ms. Neeves, a member of the firm’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, focuses her practice on environmental, energy, telecommunications, and utilities law. She handles litigation related to environmental and land use matters. She represents clients in disputes brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and handles litigation involving asbestos contamination and exposure. Ms. Neeves’ litigation experience involves federal and state environmental enforcement actions and lawsuits between private parties.Close
Evan J. Seeman
Robinson & Cole
Mr. Seeman practices land use, environmental and municipal law. He advises clients on meeting requirements for land... | Read More
Mr. Seeman practices land use, environmental and municipal law. He advises clients on meeting requirements for land development, real property disputes, and other administrative and real estate issues. Mr. Seeman represents developers, landowners, municipalities, corporations, and advocacy groups in administrative proceedings before municipal and state agencies, as well as in litigation in the state and federal courts. He has experience in eminent domain and inverse condemnation, First Amendment issues, RLUIPA, and fair housing, among other issues.Close
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