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Environmental impact reports (EIRs)

Schellinger Brothers v. Sebastopol, City of

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court's decision not to interject itself into a city's still ongoing process of preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed development project. The developer wanted the...

Inyo Citizens for Better Planning v. Inyo County Bd. of Supervisors

A California appellate court reversed in part and affirmed in part a lower court decision denying a citizen group's petition to set aside an amendment to a county's general land use plan that altered the definition of "net acreage."...

Lake Almanor Assocs., LLP v. Huffman-Broadway Group, Inc.

A California appellate court held that a consultant hired by a county to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) for development project is not liable to the developer for failing to prepare the EIR in a timely fashion. When the...

Las Lomas Land Co. v. Los Angeles, City of

A California appellate court affirmed a trial court's judgment dismissing a land company's complaint against a city that terminated the company's environmental review of a proposed development project and rejected the project before the...

Tracy First v. Tracy

A California appellate court affirmed the denial of a petition for review of a city's certification of an environmental impact report (EIR) and approval of a conditional use permit for the construction of a large food store. The city...

California Native Plant Soc'y v. Santa Cruz, City of

A district court held that a city complied with the California Environmental Quality Act in approving a master plan for a project on city-owned greenbelt property. The project will have a significant effect on the habitat of the Santa...

Long Beach v. Los Angeles Unified Sch. Dist.

A California appellate court upheld a lower court decision denying a city's petition to overturn a school district's final environmental impact report (FEIR) for a high school construction project. The city argued that the school...

Communities for a Better Env't v. Richmond, City of

A California trial court held that a city's environmental impact report for a major expansion of an oil refinery in Richmond, California, violated the California Environmental Quality Act's new greenhouse gas requirements. Although the...

Colony Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Specialty Trailer Leasing, Inc.

A district court held that the pollution exclusion clause contained in a transport company's insurance policy does not cover bodily injuries stemming from the release of a naturally occurring gas. The case arose after dock workers were...

California Native Plant Soc'y v. Rancho Cordova, City of

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision that a city violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in approving a residential and commercial development project. The lower court properly ruled that the...