Posts Tagged ‘Vested rights’

But I Already Bought the Lot and Had the Plans Made

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Malcolm Tucker’s troubles continue. Last year, shortly after he opened his new nightclub, Wally’s-A-Go-Go, the town revoked his permits because a former town staff person had erroneously issued zoning approvals. Although convinced it was a raw deal, Tucker reluctantly concluded that the law just might be on the town’s side so he closed the club […]


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Do two wrongs ever equal a right in a zoning dispute? Suppose someone starts a business that is not allowed at that site under the zoning ordinance. One wrong. Suppose further that this was done after the town zoning inspector had mistakenly issued a permit for that use. Second wrong. Add the fact that the […]