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Speaking about RLUIPA at the 34th Annual ALI Land Use Conference in San Diego

  • January 22, 2017
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the ALI Land Use Conference in San Diego, California this week on Religious Land Use and Eminent Domain. This renowned program will be held on January 26-28, 2017 at the Westin San Diego, and […]

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A Religious Land Use Win in Oregon – Home Church and Wedding Ministry are Permissible Uses of Land

  • September 7, 2016
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The law firm of Dalton & Tomich PLC is pleased to announce that our client Shepherdsfield Church prevailed in its land use dispute in central Oregon this week.  In this landmark decision, the administrative hearing officer found that home churches and wedding ministries are permitted […]

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Dalton & Tomich PLC celebrates its 6th Anniversary!

  • August 23, 2016
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Today, August 23, 2016, marks the 6th anniversary of Dalton & Tomich PLC. We are so very grateful to our families, partners, clients and friends for making this firm a reality. Our success is based on your confidence and support, something that we are both […]

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Dalton & Tomich participates in American Planning Association Webinar on RLUIPA

  • August 8, 2016
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

On Friday August 5, 2016, Daniel Dalton, Evan Seeman and Noel Sterett led a seminar with over 500 members of the American Planning Association, representing land use planners, urban planners and zoning officials, discussing the important topic of “Planning For Religious Land Uses in an […]

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Ripeness, Finality and Subject Matter Jurisdiction on Justiciable Land Use Claims: Sunrise Detox V, LLC v. City of White Plains

  • July 16, 2016
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

  Sunrise Detox V, LLC (“Sunrise”) sought to establish a facility in White Plains, New York (the “City”) for individuals recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. To accomplish its goal, Sunrise applied for a special use permit for its proposed facility: a building located in […]

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The Second Edition of Litigating Religious Land Use Cases

  • March 19, 2016
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

When first approached to write a book about Litigating Religious Land Use Cases in 2010, my initial reaction was how hard can it be to write a book.  You simply collect your thoughts and put them together into a package that is both interesting and helpful.  Two years […]

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Dalton & Tomich Achieves Victory at Trial in Latest RLUIPA Case

  • November 26, 2014
  • by Admin

On November 25, 2014, District Judge Timothy Corrigan from the Middle District of Florida ruled in favor of Church of Our Savior in its religious land use lawsuit against the City of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Court held that the City violated RLUIPA’s Equal Terms […]

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City Unjustly Zones Out Florida Church; Trial Begins Wednesday

  • September 17, 2014
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM MEDIA ADVISORY September 16, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT ADF MEDIA RELATIONS: (480) 444-0020 or www.adfmedia.org/home/contact City unjustly zones out Fla. church ADF-allied attorney available for comment each day of trial WHO: Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney Daniel P. Dalton WHAT: […]

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The Next Religious Land Use and Zoning Trial – Church of our Savior v. Jacksonville Beach, Florida

  • July 28, 2014
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The federal court in Jacksonville, Florida has denied the City of Jacksonville Beach’s Motion to Dismiss the Church of Our Savior’s Complaint against the City. In an opinion issued on July 18, the Honorable Judge Timothy J. Corrigan found that the Church had pleaded sufficient […]

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Dalton & Tomich Secures Settlement for Mississippi Christian-Based Recovery Facility

  • November 18, 2013
  • by Admin

Dalton & Tomich attorneys have helped secure a legal settlement that allows their client, a non-profit recovery center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to provide long-term housing for single mothers recovering from addiction. Lighthouse Rescue Mission provides housing, treatment, and Christian-based religious services to single mothers who […]

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Dalton & Tomich, PLC is the national leader in successfully helping churches, other religious institutions and their insurers defend their rights in land use and zoning matters under RLUIPA, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. We have helped clients win cases against municipalities and other local government bodies from coast to coast, with experience serving both as general counsel and special litigation counsel.