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Laches does not preclude a prescriptive easement claim

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
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  • October 26 2012

Every so often, that ancient and seemingly out-dated distinction between legal and equitable claims (and defenses) derived in the English Chancery Courts hundreds of years ago rears its head and reminds all attorneys that those distinctions between legal and equitable claims are still relevant

EBMUD ordinance affects title & escrow procedures in certain areas in Northern California

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2011

East Bay Municipal Utility District (“EBMUD”) recently enacted the Regional Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance No. 311 (the “Ordinance”

Priority for deeds of trust recorded simultaneously

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2012

As the financial and housing markets headed toward freefall in September of 2008, an enterprising homeowner named Kyung Ha Chung applied for two loans, from two lenders, to be secured by two deeds of trust against her house

OPR to review specific CEQA guidelines topics proposed for 2014 update, solicits public input

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2014

The Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) will undertake a comprehensive review of the CEQA Guidelines (14 Cal.Code Regs., 15000 et

What’s in a name: in California, borrowers may be liable for purely innocent “bad faith” waste

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2013

The phrase “bad faith” has been defined as, “intention to deceive; treachery or dishonesty”. When most attorneys hear the phrase “bad faith,” they think of

Churches and property: understanding the land use component of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA)

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2011

Land use entitlements in California are affected by countless regulations, enactments, and policies

The new range wars: CEQA and the Williamson Act are deployed to fight global warming solutions in save Panoche Valley

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2013

Nothing says "battle royal" quite like pitting several of California's heavyweight environmental laws against one another in a "winner-take-all"

Residential project exempt from CEQA review under Government Code Section 65457 as consistent with specific plan for which program EIR previously certified

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2013

In a recently published opinion construing Government Code 65457's exemption from environmental review for a residential development

First District holds CEQA’s Class 3 categorical exemption applies to installations of small telecommunications equipment on existing utility poles, recognizes split in case law on standard of review for cumulative impact exception

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2012

The same appellate panel that decided the controversial Berkeley Hillside Preservation case (which is currently in the briefing stage of Supreme Court review) rendered another significant categorical exemption decision in its recently published opinion in Robinson v. City and County of San Francisco (T-Mobile West Corporation, et al., Real Parties

Procedural pitfalls in Code of Civil Procedure Section 860: validation actions a trap for unwary litigants

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2011

Code of Civil Procedure sections 860 to 870 authorize a public agency or an interested private party to bring a “validation action” in superior court to determine the validity of certain public agency actions