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HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court to Review Denial of Homeowner’s Private Beach Access
Joshua Weiss; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
In the case of Lynch v. California Coastal Commission (D064120; Cal.App.4th 658; San Diego Superior Court; 37-2011-00058666-CU-WM-NC), the California Supreme Court has granted a petition for review of the decision by the Fourth Appellate District (Division One) upholding a prior decision in which...

 

HTMLCity of Los Angeles Outsources Defense of CEQA/Land Use Lawsuits To Private Law Firms - Developers To Foot The Bill
Jack H. Rubens; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
On December 16, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously authorized the City Attorney to establish a Land Use/CEQA Panel, which will consist of five municipal law firms, to defend the City in CEQA and land use lawsuits that challenge the entitlements for private development projects, and to require...

 

HTMLTerrorism Risk Insurance Act Set to Expire at Year End
Eric L. Altman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) now appears set to expire as of December 31, 2014, barring further action from Congress. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 would have extended the existing terrorism insurance coverage under TRIA. Although the House of...

 

HTMLLegislature Can Amend CEQA to Expedite Construction of Sacramento Kings Arena
Arthur Yu; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
The NBA owns the right to acquire and relocate the Sacramento Kings if a new arena is not completed and open in downtown Sacramento by 2017. The City and the Kings have targeted an October 2016 opening to avoid this outcome. To facilitate construction, the California Legislature added Section...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Rejects Use of Preemptive Litigation to Validate Federal Approvals
James Rusk; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014
The Ninth Circuit has rejected a “novel litigation strategy” that Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc., employed in an effort to preempt a possible litigation challenge to federal approvals that Shell received for Arctic oil exploration. After receiving the approvals, but before any suit had been...

 

HTMLLA Mayor Proposes Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting for Commercial and Residential Buildings
Tetlo N. Emmen, Alfred Fraijo; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
Capping a year-long partnership between the City of Los Angeles and Dr. Lucy Jones, a well-known seismologist with the United States Geological Survey, Mayor Eric Garcetti released “Resilience by Design” last week, a plan that includes an ambitious set of proposed seismic regulations....

 

HTMLCounty of San Diego’s Adopted Climate Action Plan Violates CEQA: Fails to Include Enforceable GHG Reduction Measures
Jeffrey W. Forrest, Jennifer L. Gunsch; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
On October 29, 2014, the Fourth District California Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the trial court’s decision in favor of Sierra Club, agreeing that the County of San Diego’s adopted Climate Action Plan (CAP) violated CEQA. First, the court held the County’s adopted CAP...

 

HTMLFourth District’s Split Decision Further Complicates CEQA Requirements Surrounding GHG Impact Analysis and Mitigation Measures - Dissent Warns Majority Opinion Will Weaken and Confuse the Law
Jeffrey W. Forrest, Jennifer L. Gunsch; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
In a split decision on November 24, 2014, the Fourth District California Court of Appeal invalidated the program EIR for San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) 2050 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (Regional Transportation Plan). The court found the EIR in...

 

HTMLChina Arbitration Update: New CIETAC Rules Effective January 1, 2015
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
The China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) approved a new set of arbitration rules effective on January 1, 2015. The 2015 CIETAC Rules include a number of important updates and revisions that bring CIETAC arbitration proceedings closer in line with international...

 

HTMLChina Court Ruled Infringement for Ambush Marketing in Film Industry
Meng Yan; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
The term “Ambush Marketing” originally came from inappropriate sport advertisement in western countries. It involves a marketing strategy wherein the advertisers associate themselves with, and therefore capitalize on, a particular event without paying any sponsorship/license fee. As...

 


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