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Ranch at the Falls LLC v. O’Neal (2019) 38 Cal.App.5th 155

In Ranch at the Falls LLC v. O’Neal (2019) 38 Cal.App.5th 155, a plaintiff ranch owner sought to quiet title to two claimed easements within residential gated communities in which plaintiff had no ownership interest. Among other things, the trial court held that plaintiff

Juliana v. United States, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1579 (9th Cir., January 17, 2020)

A group of 21 individuals aged 8-19, an environmental organization, and a guardian for plaintiff “future generations” filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Oregon to challenge 50 years of fossil fuel policies of the United States Government.  Plaintiffs

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2019 4th Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

1.    2019 CEQA UPDATE

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Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, ___ U.S. ___, 139 S.Ct. 2162, 204 L.Ed.2d 558 (2019)

On June 21, 2019, by a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court in Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania overruled the 34-year-old ripeness rule articulated in Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City,

York v. City of Los Angeles (2019) 33 Cal.App.5th 1178

The Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held that property owners whose request  to grade almost 80,000 cubic yards on their property was denied by a city, but who submitted no other alternative grading proposal in connection with their plans to build a

Perez v. County of Monterey (2019) 32 Cal.App.5th 257

The Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District affirmed a trial court judgment that rejected constitutional claims, including a regulatory takings challenge, against a Monterey County ordinance that provided that no one may keep more than four roosters on a single property without a rooster

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2019 2nd Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

1. 2019 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2018 cumulative CEQA review, click

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2019 1st Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

1. 2019 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2018 cumulative CEQA review, click

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s 2018 Annual CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions are denoted by bold italic fonts.

A.  2017 CEQA Update

To read the 2017 cumulative CEQA review, click here:

B.  Cases Pending

There are

On December 28, 2018, the Natural Resources Agency adopted the final text to a comprehensive update to CEQA. Significant changes to the regulations include addressing global climate change and the affordable housing shortage. Significant improvements include proactive analysis of impacts for wildfires, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation impacts. Climate change benchmarks within the guidelines were