Rose Mary Knick in front of the Supreme Court. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer.

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Knick v. Township of Scott, in which the Court ruled that a plaintiff in a takings claim need not first exhaust state-court remedies before bringing the claim before a federal court.  The decision, addressing a largely procedural matter, is expected to lead to an increase in federal court litigation involving takings issues, and likely increases the chances that local governments may be required to compensate landowners where regulation devalues private property.
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            On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District with potentially noteworthy ramifications for property owners and developers.  The decision provides some clarification in an area that has troubled various state and federal courts since the Supreme Court decided the duo