State & Municipalities Litigation involves litigation in state and federal courts concerning lawsuits brought specifically against counties, cities, towns, school districts, police departments, and other governmental entities. These lawsuits often involve challenges to zoning and planning decisions, procedural and substantive claims under the Open Meetings Act or the Freedom of Information Act, and litigation over intergovernmental agreements and relationships. A city, town, county, or state government can be held responsible when it causes injuries, just as any normal person or business can be held liable. However, unlike normal personal injury lawsuits, there are rigid steps to follow and deadlines to meet for an injury claim against the government. Failure to follow these steps or meet a time deadline can sink your injury claim.
COMMON STATE & MUNICIPALITIES LITIGATION
- EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS
- CODE ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
- DISPUTES OVER THE SCOPE OF HOME RULE POWERS
- CITIZEN TAXPAYER SUITS
- TAX PROCEEDINGS
- ELECTION LAW CHALLENGES
- QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGERS
- DISPUTES INVOLVING GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, WHETHER THEY BE BASED IN CONTRACT OR TORT
Although the disputes that municipalities may face are quite varied and broad, municipal litigators bring a special expertise to each of these disputes because of their familiarity with and knowledge of the specific universe of statutory law that applies to public bodies. State & Municipalities Litigation involves not only an understanding of the basic underlying dispute between the parties, but also an understanding of how the dispute is affected by the laws regulating and governing governmental entities in a specific jurisdiction.
DO YOU NEED HELP WITH A POTENTIAL STATE & MUNICIPALITIES CLAIM?
If you or a loved one have been affected by a dispute with State & Municipalities, we encourage you to consult with our team as soon as possible. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, you can rest assured that should you choose to work with us, you will have legal representation that you can trust. All initial consultations are free, and we don’t charge any up-front fees for representation. We handle all fees on a contingency basis, meaning that unless we’re successful, you don’t have to pay us. Please contact Fulmer Sill at (405)510.0077 for a free consultation.