In our October issue, we reported on the Lynch v. California Coastal Commission (2014) 229 Cal. App. 4th 658 decision, which held that homeowners who received a coastal development permit from the Coastal Commission to rebuild their stairway that was damaged by a storm waived the right to challenge the 20-year expiration date on the repair because acceptance of the permit reflected their voluntary agreement to the conditions. The Court of Appeal rejected the notion that a permit can be accepted “under protest.” The California Supreme Court has granted review of this decision, which will be closely monitored by property rights advocates and applicants throughout the state. Supreme Court review automatically “depublishes” the Court of Appeal opinion – leaving this issue unresolved until the Court issues its decision, which can take several years. (Click here to read the original story.)