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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

United States v. California, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 188306 (E.D.Ca., Nov. 1, 2018, case no. 2:18-cv-721

The federal government owns 45.8 million acres of land in California, which is roughly 46 percent of the state’s total landmass.  A large portion of that federal land is made up of natural areas, such as national parks,

-In re United States, ___ S.Ct. ___, 2018 U.S.LEXIS 6514 (U.S.Sup.Ct., Nov. 2, 2018, case no. 18A410); -Kelsey Cascadia Rose Juliana, et al. v. United States (9th Cir., Jan. 7, 2019, case no. 18-36082); -United States v. United States District Court (In re United States), 2018 U.S.App.LEXIS 31961 (9th Cir., Nov. 8,

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2018 3rd Quarter 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. 2017 CEQA UPDATE

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Hansen v. Sandridge Partners, L.P. (2018) 22 Cal.App.5th 1020

A.  An Equitable Easement Is Often Sought Where A Prescriptive Easement And Adverse Possession Are Not Available.

An oft-repeated scenario in boundary disputes goes like this:  A property owner encroaches upon a neighbor’s land and then uses that land in a manner that is akin to