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Spring CEQA roundup
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • March 20 2013

Spring is here, and it seems the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government have all been busy trying to "clean up" CEQA and related


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


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


Supreme Court declines to review or depublish “CEQA in reverse” decision
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

On March 21, 2012, the California Supreme Court denied a petition for review of the Second District’s published opinion in Ballona Wetlands Land Trust, et al. v. City of Los Angeles (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 455 (“Ballona Wetlands”


Ten CEQA litigation mistakes to avoid
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • September 13 2011

Vernon Law, famed Pittsburg Pirates pitcher, once said: “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward”


Successful CEQA petitioners may recover attorneys’ fees for administrative proceedings and are not disqualified by non-pecuniary stake
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • November 8 2011

Potential recovery or payment of plaintiffs’ attorneys fees is always a factor to be considered in prosecuting and defending CEQA suits


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


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”


From Baird to Ballona Wetlands: CEQA’s logical limits
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • December 14 2011

It’s a common error in logic to suppose that because two things are in spatial or temporal proximity, one must be the cause of the other a confusion of cause and affect


Did someone say estoppel? Courts show greater acceptance of applying equitable principles to enforce oral forbearance agreements
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • December 13 2011

With the national economy remaining on the edge of recession, unemployment stubbornly staying above 9, and median home prices well below their 2007 peak, California courts have seen a significant uptick in challenges to residential foreclosure sales in recent years