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New CEQA standing reform bill (SB 1451) proposes positive changes that would reduce “late hit” document dumps and extend indefinitely current standing requirements for after-formed organization plaintiffs
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • May 1 2014

A CEQA reform bill (SB 1451) introduced and authored by seven (7) Democrats (Senators Correa, Galgiani, Hill, Hueso, Roth, and Steinberg, and


Second District rejects CEQA challenge to EIR for riverbed sand and gravel mining project, upholds Santa Barbara County’s discretion to formulate project-specific threshold of significance, and finds EIR’s erroneous “not significant” conclusion nonprejudi
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • March 11 2013

The Second District Court of Appeal upheld the County of Santa Barbara's Final Revised Environmental Impact Report for a 30-year conditional use


Depublication of fifth district CEQA decision creating conflict on common interest doctrine sought by infill builders
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • August 26 2013

While Real Party in Interest Wal-Mart Stores did not elect to seek California Supreme Court's review of the Fifth District's controversial decision


One-stop shop? Court finds no violation of California’s notary statute limiting fees charged for “taking an acknowledgement” where additional services provided
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • February 8 2013

A California court has confirmed that notaries who provide services additional to notarizations may charge for such services without violating the fee


Court Rejects City’s Anti-SLAPP Claim Regarding Would-Be NFL Stadium in Carson
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

The location of several National Football League franchises have been in flux for years, with teams such as the Chargers, Raiders, and Rams seeking


Fourth District applies CEQA’s “murky” piecemealing tests to reject “project definition” challenge to park development in banning ranch conservancy
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • January 23 2013

Harmonizing CEQA's rules and principles is, to say the least, not always easy, and is often quite challenging. The relevant concepts are often in


Failure to conduct face-to-face interview with borrower precludes nonjudicial foreclosure sale under FHA loan Pfeifer v. Countrywide Home Loans, et al. 2012 WL 6216039 (Cal.App. 1st Dist.) (rev. filed January 2, 2013)
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • January 18 2013

California courts have to date been reluctant to inject themselves into the comprehensive nonjudicial foreclosure scheme enacted by the Legislature


California Supreme Court confirms that legislature can wind up redevelopment agencies
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • March 30 2012

In an opinion filed December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court, in California Redevelopment Assn. v. Matosantos, 53 Cal. 4th 231, 135 Cal. Rptr. 3d 683, 267 P.3d 580 (2011) upheld Assembly Bill 1X 26, which dissolves redevelopment agencies as of October 1, 2011


CEQA baseline decisions in conflict after Second District’s Neighbors for Smart Rail decision
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • May 2 2012

In a series of decisions that had agency planners and environmental consultants scratching their heads, various courts of appeal last year held that every document must take account of existing conditions in assessing environmental impacts


California Supreme Court ruling winds up redevelopment agencies: legislative reform may be next
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • December 30 2011

In an opinion filed December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court upheld Assembly Bill 1X 26, which dissolves redevelopment agencies as of October 1, 2011