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Court of Appeal Rules HERO Cannot Save Previously Vacated Rental Units
The Second District Court of Appeal rejected a California Environmental Quality Act challenge to a mitigated negative declaration for a 24-room boutique hotel (the "Project")
United States
22 Aug 2019
CDP Applicant May Not Challenge Local Agency's CEQA Decision On Coastal Development Permit While CDP Appeal To Coastal Commission Is Pending
In Fudge v. City of Laguna (G055711), published on February 13, 2019, the Fourth District Court of Appeal joined the First and Sixth Districts by reaffirming the need for a litigant to wait
United States
26 Mar 2019
Prop 65 Victory For Defendants – Defendants Are Entitled To Have Their Cases Heard In The County Where The Claim Arose
Prop 65 Plaintiffs routinely file most Prop 65 cases in Alameda County, presumably because they believe it is a plaintiff-friendly forum.
United States
10 Jan 2018
Abuse of Discretion Not Shown By Court’s Failure To "Show Its Arithmetic" In Significantly Reducing Claimed Attorney Fees In CEQA Litigation
The respondent, Al-Nur Islamic Center, a non-profit religious organization, planned to erect a 7,512 sq. ft. mosque in the County of San Bernardino.
United States
27 Apr 2015
Parties Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Challenging Even A CEQA Exemption
The California Supreme Court recently reinforced the CEQA requirement that a party must exhaust administrative remedies even where the public agency finds a project exempt from CEQA, if the agency (a) gave notice of the grounds for its exemption determination; and (b) held a public hearing on the project at which the public had the opportunity to object to the exemption determination, even though CEQA does not require the filing of a notice of determination for exemption determinations.
United States
13 Jul 2012
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