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California Supreme Court holds CEQA inapplicable to City’s adoption of qualified voter initiative approving Wal-Mart “Supercenter” project
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

In a concise 15-page opinion filed August 7, 2014, the California Supreme Court reversed the Fifth District Court of Appeal's judgment which had held


California court rejects “sham guaranty” defense; enforces guaranty
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • February 7 2014

The "sham guaranty" defense may absolve a guarantor of liability when no deficiency is available against the borrower, and the guarantor is really


Kern County’s CEQA mitigation measure for wind farm project relying on FAA review and determination of aviation safety impacts is legally feasible, holds Fifth District
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • August 7 2014

Alleged land use conflicts between newly proposed land uses and existing nearby airports are nothing new, and can produce heated CEQA battles as


Supreme Court is primary CEQA reform engine
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • March 4 2014

Followers of CEQA reform efforts over the past several years will have observed two general trends: (1) Legislative reform has proven difficult


AB 900 CEQA reform law partially struck down
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • April 8 2013

Ruling from the bench at a March 29, 2013 hearing, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch found a key provision of an ambitious CEQA reform


Towards not reinventing the CEQA wheel: resources agency adopts new CEQA guidelines for streamlined review of urban infill development
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • May 8 2013

Repetitive CEQA review and analysis is expensive, unnecessary, unproductive, and inimical to the goals of certainty and finality in the environmental


Courts do not have the power to terminate an express road and utilities easement based on a finding they may not be necessary
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

In Scruby v. Vintage Grapevine, Inc. (1995) 37 Cal.App.4th 697, the Court of Appeal held that the owner of the dominant tenement accessed by a


Governor signs AB 900 to speed CEQA litigation challenging massive “green” projects
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • September 27 2011

What originated as legislation to expedite anticipated CEQA challenges to the proposed Farmers Field football stadium project in Los Angeles (SB 292) transformed under Senator Darrell Steinberg’s political leadership into more ambitious legislation (SB 900) that will expedite CEQA litigation over “green” mega-development projects certified by Governor Brown as “Environmental Leadership Development Projects”


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


Beware of deed of trust securing multiple loans: priorities may not be as they appear!
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • April 10 2013

In R.E. Loans LLC v. Investors Warranty of America, Inc. (2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 1432, the court of appeal decided that a subordination agreement was