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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

HTMLCity of Los Angeles Delays Issuance of Demolition Permits for Most Structures More Than 45 Years Old
Deborah M. Rosenthal; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
Starting in January 2015, the City will not issue demolition permits for structures more than 45 years old until the applicant has conspicuously posted a demolition notice on the property, sent letters to abutting neighbors and notified the applicable City Council District Office at least 30 days...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLChina and Australia Conclude Landmark Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
Neil Ray, Jiamu Sun; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014
On November 17, 2014, China and Australia completed their negotiations for a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (“ChAFTA”) by signing a Declaration of Intent which contained the essential elements of the free trade deal and commits both countries to draft the legal text of the...

 

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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