City of Maywood v. Los Angeles Unified School District, (July 18, 2012). The Court of Appeal held that in deciding whether to award attorneys’ fees to a public agency that filed a CEQA lawsuit against another public agency, the Court held that the public agency plaintiff’s “nonpecuniary” interests are irrelevant. Instead, only the pecuniary interests of the public agency plaintiff and its constituents may be considered when deciding to award any attorneys’ fees to such a plaintiff. (Note that although the Court issued a very lengthy opinion concerning LAUSD’s compliance with CEQA, the vast majority of the opinion was not certified for publication and therefore cannot serve as legal precedent in other matters.) Download Opinion