U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


Cert. Denied

Lower Court Opinion


Questions Presented

Whether holding undeveloped property as an “investment” or using it as a “park” in its natural state constitutes economically beneficial or productive use of land under Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 505 U.S. 1003 (1992).

Case Updates

Cert. petition denied

January 14, 2019

U.S. Chamber urges Supreme Court to grant certiorari and reverse Hawaii regulatory-takings decision allowing governments to designate private property an undeveloped “park” without just compensation

October 16, 2018

Click here to view the Chamber’s amicus brief.

Elizabeth P. Papez, Eric M. Goldstein, and Lawrence E. Slusky of Winston & Strawn LLP served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

Case Documents