U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firm:

Abbott & Kindermann is pleased to announce that for 2020, U.S. News and World Report has again identified Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. as a nationally and regionally recognized Best Law Firm; a ranking that the firm has held since 2013.

Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. actively represents

Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. is pleased to announce  that  Sacramento Magazine in its August publication has recognized Bill Abbott again as a top attorney in land use for 2020.   Additionally, Bill is recognized as a 2020 Northern California Superlawyer in the field of land use/zoning and land use litigation  (2004-2020), and by Best Lawyers-Northern California

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s August Environmental Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020.

1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the July 2020 Environmental Action News- Part 2 post, click here:
https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2020/07/articles/july-environmental-action-news-part-2/

2. SUPREME COURT

There is one case pending at the California

Martis Camp Community Association v. County of Placer, 2020 Cal.App. LEXIS 773 (August 17, 2020).

Petitioners challenged the County’s decision to abandon a roadway connecting two residential subdivisions, the Martis Camp project (“Martis Camp”) and the Retreat at NorthStar project (“Retreat”), near Lake Tahoe in eastern Placer County on several claims, including the California Environmental

Space is still available for Glen Hansen’s virtual brownbag webinar on Thursday, August 27, 2020, titled, “Knick v. Scott: Substantial Changes Coming In Municipal Takings Litigation.” The seminar is hosted by the League of California Cities and will take place from 2:00-3:30pm. Registration closes on Wednesday, August 26. Do not miss out on

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s August Real Estate Law Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the July 2020 Environmental

By Daniel S. Cucchi and Kristen Kortick

https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/rps/

Although cities and counties in California face health and safety shutdowns from the pandemic, utilities must continue essential services and remain in compliance with pre-existing laws. One of those laws is California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) which is driving utilities to transition energy mixes to state approved

Glen Hansen will present a virtual brownbag webinar on Thursday, August 27, 2020, titled, “Knick v. Scott: Substantial Changes Coming In Municipal Takings Litigation.” The seminar is hosted by the League of California Cities and will take place from 2:00-3:30pm.

Webinar Description:

In June 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court in Knick v.

By Diane Kindermann and Jessica Melms

Stanford Vina Ranch Irrigation Co. v. State of California (2020) 50 Cal.App.5th 976

On June 18, 2020, the Third Appellate District upheld the State Water Resources Control Board’s (“SWRCB”) authority to curtail unreasonable use of pre-1914 appropriative and riparian water rights through emergency regulations. Historically, post-1914 appropriative rights were

Golden Door Properties, LLC v. Superior Court, 2020 Cal. App. LEXIS 710

In Golden Door Properties, LLC v. Superior Court, the Fourth Appellate District addressed several key issues involving the scope of a CEQA record of proceedings, including the question of what is the obligation of a lead agency to retain emails, and