Pools that offer coverage to members for land use litigation, or that are otherwise involved in monitoring land use law, might want to watch the outcome of Murr v. Wisconsin.
Recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, Murr weighs how best to apply zoning regulation precedent. The question in Murr is whether a landowner can sell some or all of two adjacent but substandard parcels, subject to several grandfather clauses and merger provisions. The case turns on how narrowly the Supreme Court wishes to apply factors pertinent in claims about regulatory takings.
Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company (WWMIC) defended its member St. Croix County in the matter.