It's a shame that we have to be posting this again, but we noticed the hits going up on the posts we did earlier on inverse condemnation liability for damage caused by wildfires out west:
- "California Fires And Inverse Condemnation: The 'You Broke It, You Bought It' Theory" (our earlier post)
- "The mystery behind California's most destructive wildfires: Who is to blame?" Los Angeles Times
- "California regulators to decide who pays SoCal wildfire costs" San Francisco Chronicle
- "PG&E expects wildfire restoration costs to hit up to $200M" Utility Dive
- How Texas approaches inverse condemnation and wildfires: "Wildfire Not A Taking Unless Gov't Meant To Cause It."
- Alaska's approach: "Police Power Not A Blanket Exception To Takings Liability - State May Be Liable For Backfires"
- Federal Circuit: "Invoking 'Doctrine Of Necessity' Does Not Automatically Absolve Forest Service For Taking Of Timber" and "Federal Circuit: No Taking For Forest Fire"