Here are last week’s published decisions involving local governments:
- Delaware County v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, No. 13-2163 (Mar. 18, 2014) (finding that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are exempt from paying real estate transfer taxes). The decision is consistent with recent decisions from the Fourth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits.
- Mulholland v. Marion County Election Bd., No. 13-3027 (Mar. 20, 2014) (finding that federal-court abstention is not appropriate in case challening local election restrictions).
- Haro v. City of Los Angeles, No. 12-55062 (Mar. 18, 2014) (ruling that under the Fair Labor Standards Act, fire-department dispatchers and aeromedical technicians are not “engaged in fire protection” under FLSA exemption and therefore are entitled to standard overtime pay; extending statute of limitations because of City’s willful violation; and awarding liquidated damages).
- Bell v. City of Winter Park, No. 13-11499 (Mar. 20, 2014) (finding that City ordinance that bans targeted picketing near homes is content-neutral and withstands intermediate scrutiny under the First Amendment, but finding that ordinance provision allowing residents to post “no loitering” signs and to effectively control speech within 50-foot buffer area of property is unconstitutional).
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