Space is still available for Glen Hansen’s virtual brownbag webinar on Thursday, August 27, 2020, titled, “Knick v. Scott: Substantial Changes Coming In Municipal Takings Litigation.” The seminar is hosted by the League of California Cities and will take place from 2:00-3:30pm. Registration closes on Wednesday, August 26. Do not miss out on this informative and impactful webinar!

Webinar Description:

In June 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court in Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, overruled the 34-year-old precedent in Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City, 473 U.S. 172 (1985). Under Williamson County, an owner whose property had been taken by a local government had not suffered a violation of his Fifth Amendment rights—and thus could not bring a takings claim in federal court—until a state court had denied his or her claim for just compensation under state law. Knick changed all of that. Claimants may now go to federal court without first pursuing a state court takings action.

This webinar will explore the procedural changes brought about by the Knick decision and discuss the potential ramifications of the decision for California cities, which may be substantial.

League Members have priority registration, and the cost is $50.

Non-League Members may register, and the cost is $150.

REGISTER: by August 26

For questions, please contact Megan Dunn at

For further information or questions please contact, Alison Leary at Do not hesitate to reach out to Glen Hansen with any questions as well.

Glen’s blog article on the Knick case is located here:

We look forward to this virtual meet and greet!

Glen Hansen is senior counsel at Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.  For questions relating to this article or any other California land use, real estate, environmental and/or planning issues contact Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. at (916) 456-9595.

The information presented in this article should not be construed to be formal legal advice by Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., or the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Because of the changing nature of this area of the law and the importance of individual facts, readers are encouraged to seek independent counsel for advice regarding their individual legal issues.