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2020: A Look Back at the Year’s CEQA Case Law

USA - January 18 2021 While the COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a year most would prefer to keep in the rear view mirror, the courts kept fairly busy handing down precedents…

Santa Clara Valley Water District v. San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

USA - January 6 2021 In a published opinion filed December 29, 2020, the First District Court of Appeal affirmed a judgment denying a petition for writ of mandate filed…

2020 CEQA Legislative Developments

USA - December 13 2020 As we rapidly approach the end of a year of COVID-related challenges and uncertainties, CEQA practitioners may want to review the year’s key…

Remedial Legal Logic: Fifth District Doubles Down On Split with Other Districts in Holding CEQA Doesn’t Allow Limited Writ Remedy of Partial EIR Decertification - But Does It Really Matter?

USA - November 29 2020 “The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., The Common Law (1881) “CEQA discourse has become…

A “Fare” Shake? Ninth Circuit Affirms Judgment On the Pleadings for San Francisco In Removed Action Challenging SFMTA’s 2018 Taxi Regulations, Remands for Consideration of Whether to Grant Plaintiffs Leave to Amend CEQA Claim

USA - November 11 2020 On November 9, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a published opinion affirming a judgment on the pleadings…