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2009 Ethical Considerations in Land Use

By Patricia E. Salkin


This article is one in a series of annual updates on reported cases and opinions in the area of ethics and land use regulation, A number of themes emerged from the round of litigation in the last year. The most surprising discovery was for a second year in a row, the number of reported cases involving allegations of unethical conduct on the part of land use attorneys. This article reviews these cases, as well as cases involving conflicts based on community involvement, familial relationships, employment and financial interests; and cases involving allegations of bias and prejudgment

Topics: conflicts of interest, conflict of interest, ethics, land use, bias in zoning, unethical conduct, land use attorneys, community involvement, Montana supreme court, Personal Relationships, New Jersey, Employment, Ohio, Skycasters, Didado, disclosure of conflict of interest, Massachusetts Land Court, Alternative energy, ethics violations, bias, prejudice and bad Faith, Malicious action, Joseph Dorr, Dorr, ecorse, judicial bias, gender bias, substantive due process, prejudice, failure to report, attorney failure to report, zoning laws, land use attorneys, salkin, Patricia Salkin, community involvement, familial relationships, bias, prejudgment, financial interests, Land Use Law, Law, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Publisher: Digital Commons @ Touro Law Center
Year: 2009
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