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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 Attorneys Secure $1.1 Million Jury Verdict in RLUIPA trial

  • October 19, 2012
  • by Zana Tomich

Congratulations to Academy of Our Lady of Peace, and Dalton & Tomich attorneys as they secure a $1.1 Million jury verdict against the City of San Diego. After a two week trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in San […]

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Dalton & Tomich Attorneys Begin Federal Trial in San Diego

  • October 9, 2012
  • by Admin

The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich begin a federal jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in San Diego Tuesday in a suit that pits their client, an all-girls Catholic high school, against the City of San Diego. The […]

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Temples, Churches and Other Religious Organizations Win Civil Rights Lawsuits Against Local Communities

  • February 24, 2011
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Bloomfield Hills, MICH. – A Hindu faith community based near Philadelphia is among the latest in a trend toward growing numbers of religious organizations successfully defending constitutionally granted civil rights in a land use case against a United States municipality. The Adhi Parasakthi Charitable, Medical, […]

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A RLUIPA Win!

  • December 14, 2010
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

As noted in the Alliance Defense Blog, in Hazel Park, Michigan, city authorities have been doing their red-tape best to gerrymander a local congregation, Salvation Temple Church, out of the district. Happily, a federal judge is making it her business to introduce the town fathers […]

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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.