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Recent California Decisions Reinforce Need for Care in Electronic Contracting

In mid-1999, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, responding to an intensifying reliance on electronic communications and a corresponding need for clarity as to the legal enforceability of agreements…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

CEQA Review of Sacramento Kings Downtown Arena Project Held Legally Adequate In Published Third District Opinion

In a published opinion filed February 18, 2015, the Third District Court of Appeal rejected all legal challenges to the City of Sacramento’s EIR and CEQA compliance for approval of its new downtown entertainment and sports…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

Supreme Court Will Review CEQA Decision Invalidating SANDAG’s 2050 RTP

On March 11, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted the San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) petition for review of the Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision in Cleveland National Forest Foundation v. San…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

Work Done Under Unchallenged CEQA Emergency Exemption Held Part Of Existing Environment Baseline In Subsequent CEQA Challenge To Permanent Permits

In a decision filed January 29, and belatedly ordered published on February 18, 2015, the Fourth District Court of Appeal rejected numerous CEQA (and other) challenges to the City of San Diego’s regular, after-the-fact coastal…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Government Contracting

California Supreme Court Construes CEQA’s “Unusual Circumstances” Exception to Categorical Exemptions in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley Decision

In a 46-page majority opinion written by Justice Chin and joined by four other justices, punctuated by an 18-page concurring opinion (by Justice Liu, joined by Justice Werdegar) which reads like a dissent, the California Supreme…more
| Construction Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Third District Rejects CEQA Challenge To Program EIR For California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Statewide Fish Hatchery/Stocking Enterprise

In a lengthy published decision filed February 10, 2015, and addressing consolidated appeals in three related actions, the Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s judgment rejecting petitioner and appellant…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

CEQA Roundup – Recent Developments

Numerous CEQA-related developments have recently been in the news. Some of possible interest include: Kings and Kern Counties, the Kings County Farm Bureau, and a number of other groups filed a petition on February 9 with the…more
| Agriculture, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

How CEQA’s Administrative Record Preparation Process Could Be Reformed By Eliminating CEQA Petitioners’ Statutory Option To Prepare The Record

I recently analyzed proposed legislation (SB 122) seeking to create an alternative procedure for preparation of the CEQA administrative record concurrently with administrative proceedings on a project and prior to any litigation…more
| Administrative Law, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Legal Update: Enforceability of Contenancy Clauses in Retail Leases

In a case of first impression, the California Court of Appeal recently weighed in on the enforceability of cotenancy clauses in retail leases. A cotenancy clause typically provides that if a specified major tenant or a certain…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Not Worth The Paper It's Printed On? Strategies For Dealing With The Fraud Exception To The Parol Evidence Rule

This article explores possible measures that parties to commercial transactions and their attorneys can take to help ensure greater contract certainty when fraud claims of one type or another are not barred by the parol evidence…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Personal Injury

Latest Proposed CEQA Legislation (SB 122) Seeks To Reform Administrative Record Process – At A Price

California Senate Bill No. 122 (SB 122), introduced by Senators Jackson, Hill and Roth on January 15, 2015, appears to be the newest stab at legislative CEQA “reform.” But numerous of SB 122’s embryonic provisions raise…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

California Foreclosure Law: California Supreme Court Grants Review Of The Keshtgar Decision

As reported in our blog article below, in June the Second District Court of Appeal held that California’s non-judicial foreclosure statutes do not grant a defaulting borrower the right to enjoin a foreclosure sale by alleging…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

SANDAG Seeks Review of CEQA Decision Invalidating EIR for Its Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy

On January 6, 2015, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) filed a petition asking the California Supreme Court to review the decision in Cleveland National Forest Foundation, et al. v. San Diego Association at…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

First District Publishes Decision Rejecting CEQA Challenges To Cal Fire’s Approval of Gualala Area Nonindustrial Timber Management Plan And Related Attempt To Challenge Department of Fish And Wildlife’s Discretionary Decision Not To Oppose Plan

In a decision filed December 2, and later ordered published on December 30, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal affirmed the Mendocino County Superior Court’s judgment denying a petition for writ of mandate challenging a…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Second District Holds Short CEQA Statute Of Limitations Not Triggered By NOD That Fails To Provide Public Notice Of Material Changes In Project As Actually Constructed From That Described In EIR

On December 15, 2014, the Second District Court of Appeal (Division 6) issued a pithy published opinion affirming the Ventura County Superior Court’s judgment. The judgment granted a peremptory writ of mandate requiring Ventura…more
| Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial
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