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Court of Appeal Confirms Subdivision is a CEQA Project

In Rominger v. County of Colusa (2014) (September 9, 2014, C073815) __ Cal.App.4th___, the Court of Appeal reversed the trial court and held that a tentative subdivision map is a project under the California Environmental...more

9/17/2014 - CEQA Environmental Policies Subdivision Urban Planning & Development

The Names Of Officers Involved In An On-Duty Shooting Must Be Disclosed Under The Public Records Act, Unless The Party Resisting...

The California Public Records Act ("Act") requires the disclosure of public records, unless such records are exempt from disclosure. In Long Beach Police Officers Association v. City of Long Beach, --- P.3d ----, 2014 WL...more

6/3/2014 - Police Police Brutality Public Records Public Records Act

Court of Appeal Affirms Marijuana Cultivation Conviction, Narrowly Construing California’s Medical Marijuana Immunities

The Medical Marijuana Program Act (“Act”) provides for limited immunity from state marijuana prohibitions. In People .v Mitchell (April 29, 2014) — Cal. App.4th —, the California Court of Appeal held that the Act’s immunity...more

5/22/2014 - Appeals Convictions Immunity Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana Program Act

Individual Fund Information for Investments Made by a Public Agency were not Prepared, Owned, Used, or Retained by the Agency,...

Reuters America LLC submitted a request pursuant to the California Public Records Act (“CPRA”) seeking individual fund information for current investments made by the Regents of the University of California (“Regents”). ...more

1/2/2014 - Board of Regents CPRA Disclosure Requirements Public Records

Cities May Ban Medical Marijuana Cultivation

The Third District California Court of Appeal recently ruled that California's medical marijuana laws - the Compassionate Use Act ("CUA") and the Medical Marijuana Program ("MMP") - do not create a constitutional right to...more

12/3/2013 - Local Ordinance Medical Marijuana Municipalities

Court of Appeal Upholds Ordinance Regulating Medical Marijuana

A trial court enjoined enforcement of a City of Los Angeles ordinance that regulates the number and geographic distribution of medical marijuana collectives. The court of appeal reversed the trial court’s order finding that...more

10/11/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Dispensaries Due Process Equal Protection Local Ordinance Medical Marijuana Registration Right to Privacy

Owners Of Medical Marijuana Clinic May Be Charged With Practicing Medicine Without A License

A California Superior Court dismissed criminal charges against two individuals for practicing medicine without a license. The individuals own a corporation that operates medical marijuana clinics in which licensed physicians...more

8/12/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Healthcare Licenses Marijuana Medical Marijuana Pain Management Clinics

CEQA Challenge To Residential Development Project Was Time-Barred Because It Was Subject To 30-Day Statute Of Limitations

A challenge to a city’s approval of a residential development project was filed more than 30 days after the city approved the project. The trial court held that the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) challenge was...more

7/25/2013 - CEQA Environmental Claims Exemptions Land Developers Public Projects Residential Leases Statute of Limitations Written Notice

Fifth District Court Of Appeal Rules Communications Between Lead Agency And Developer Made Prior To Project Approval Must Be...

A citizens group challenged the development of a shopping center anchored by a Wal-Mart store by filing a lawsuit stating that the city violated the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”). After the city prepared the...more

7/22/2013 - CEQA Disclosure Requirements Electronic Communications Project Management Wal-Mart

Court Upholds Zoning Ordinance That Restricts Location Of Medical Marijuana Collectives And Cooperatives

An owner of a medical marijuana collective challenged a county zoning ordinance that restricts the location of medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives to commercial and manufacturing zones. The court of appeals...more

5/15/2013 - Compassionate Use Act Local Ordinance Medical Marijuana

California Supreme Court: Cities Can Ban Facilities That Distribute Medical Marijuana

The California Supreme Court recently resolved the issue of whether a city could enact zoning ordinances prohibiting and banning medical marijuana dispensaries. The Supreme Court held that state medical marijuana laws do not...more

5/9/2013 - Dispensaries Local Ordinance Medical Marijuana Municipalities

Court Of Appeal Upholds City’s Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

A cooperative corporation that operates a nonprofit medical marijuana collective challenged city ordinances that ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The court of appeal held that the ordinances are not preempted by the...more

4/9/2013 - Compassionate Use Act Local Ordinance Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana Program Act Municipalities Permits Preemption

County May Regulate Cultivation of Medical Marijuana

A rural county passed an ordinance to regulate the cultivation of medical marijuana. A group of individuals who are “qualified patients” challenged the constitutionality of the ordinance. The court of appeal held that the...more

2/14/2013 - Compassionate Use Act Local Ordinance Marijuana Cultivation Medical Marijuana Preemption

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