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Citizens for Open Gov't v. Lodi, City of

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision dismissing a citizen group's petition for writ of mandate challenging a city's approval of a shopping center. The group claimed that the city's certification of the final...

Los Angeles, City of v. Animal Defense League

A court reverses a lower court decision denying animal activists' motion to strike state employees' workplace violence protective orders under the state's anti-SLAPP statute. Following a nighttime protest at one of the employees' homes...

People v. El Dorado County

The court holds that the Director of the California Department of Conservation has standing to file a petition for a writ of mandate challenging a county's approval of reclamation plans and financial assurances for two surface mining...

Sayles Hydro Ass'n v. Maughan

The court holds that the Federal Power Act (FPA) preempts state regulation of a federally licensed hydroelectric power project in a national forest in California. The court first holds that the action is ripe for review even though...