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Vesting Verities and the Development Chronology: A Gaping Disconnect?

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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy


The purpose of this Essay is to identify some of the anomalies arising from the disjointed body of case law on vested rights, particularly as they affect phased developments. An Appendix is provided setting forth the development chronology, with selected court rulings at each step along the way to demonstrate the disparate nature of vesting jurisprudence.