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Legal Alert 1/10/2014
Contractors Need to Update Policies and Procedures to Provide Recovery Periods for Outdoor Workers
Legal Alert 11/26/2013
Delayed AB 1103 Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure Requirements Set To Go Into Effect In January 2014
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast: The Recovery in Residential Construction 10/7/2013
The Recovery in Residential Construction
Legal Alert 9/3/2013
California Court of Appeal Opens the Door for Construction Defect Claims Outside of SB800
Legal Alert 8/22/2013
EPA Endorses New ASTM Phase I Standard
Legal Alert 7/18/2013
New Decision Helps Multifamily Developers by Striking Down a Restrictive Local Ordinance
Court Finds Napa County's Ordinance Conflicts with California's Density Bonus Law
Legal Alert 6/26/2013
US Supreme Court Limits Governmental Power to Impose Conditions on New Development
Legal Alert 6/18/2013
Appellate Court Ruling Significantly Increases the Likelihood of New Affordable Housing Requirements in California
Legal Alert 5/6/2013
Prevailing Wages: Beware of Fee Waivers Even When They are Not Waived
Legal Alert 4/22/2013
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after September 1, 2013
Legal Alert 4/16/2013
New California Court of Appeal Decision May Affect Administration of Foreclosure-Avoidance Actions
Legal Alert 4/12/2013
Action Required by California Commercial Landlords: New California Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2013, Requiring Accessibility Disclosures in Commercial Leases
Legal Alert 4/8/2013
Certain Residential Developments Exempt from CEQA Review: Greenhouse Gas Emission Issues Do Not Constitute New Information
Legal Alert 2/25/2013
Commercial Landlords in San Francisco Beware
Legal Alert 2/19/2013
Energy Use Disclosure Requirements Go Into Effect for Owners of Nonresidential California Buildings
Legal Alert 12/17/2012
Will Your Indemnity Clauses be Unenforceable on January 1, 2013?
Legal Alert 9/27/2012
California Property and Business Owners Gain Protection from Predatory ADA Lawsuits
Legal Alert 8/16/2012
Developers Earn Major Victory in California Supreme Court Regarding Enforcement of Arbitration Provisions in CC&Rs
Legal Alert 7/30/2012
For Housing Developers Seeking Enforcement of ADR Provisions, the Line Forms at the Rear
Legal Alert 7/6/2012
California Supreme Court Rules that Prevailing Wage Laws Do Not Apply to Charter Cities
Healthcare Summit Reveals Industry Movement Independent of Reform 6/27/2012
Healthcare Summit Reveals Industry Movement Independent of Reform

Regardless of the outcome of the anticipated June 28, 2012, Supreme Court decision on healthcare reform, leaders in the industry say that they are already focused on cost containment. Panelists at a recent healthcare summit say they are looking to take some services out of the hospital and put them in more convenient (and cheaper) locations. Calling it the “retailing of medical office real estate,” healthcare companies are now providing some services in retail buildings or repurposing other types of real estate instead of building the more costly typical medical office building.

Legal Alert 5/3/2012
Sierra Club v. Napa: Sequential Lot Line Adjustments are Consistent with the Subdivision Map Act and are Exempt from CEQA
Legal Alert 4/25/2012
FTB Reverses Course on Mello-Roos Taxes - For Now
Sackett v. Epa 4/5/2012
Sackett v. EPA: Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance

A unanimous Supreme Court held, on March 21, 2012, that parties who receive administrative compliance orders from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") under the authority of the federal Clean Water Act are entitled to "pre-enforcement review," that is, they may bring lawsuits to challenge the jurisdictional basis for such orders in court. When EPA determines that a person is discharging a pollutant into the "waters of the United States" without a permit, the Clean Water Act requires EPA either to issue a compliance order or to file a lawsuit to enforce the Act's requirements. Compliance orders have become a preferred tool for EPA to obtain quick remediation through "voluntary compliance." Parties who questioned the government's assertion of federal jurisdiction over their property either had to obey the government's compliance order, thereby losing the benefits of their ownership of their land, or refuse to comply, thereby risking ruinous liability for penalties of up to $37,500 per day if EPA decided to sue and the court decided that the government had properly asserted federal jurisdiction.

Legal Alert 3/27/2012
U.S. Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders
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