“California Gov. Jerry Brown upsets environmentalist friends with his CEQA critique”

By David Siders Published: Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2012 “Brown has not always been so critical of CEQA. He promoted environmental protections when he was governor before, from 1975 to 1983, and as state attorney general he used the law to pressure cities and counties to consider climate change in their long-range development plans. But as … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Education

“USC Sues Conquest Housing; Terrorist Reference Ups the Ante”

September 4, 2007 By jwilliams “In a startling, yet not entirely unexpected move, USC and developer Urban Partners have joined forces to sue the proverbial pants off of Conquest Student Housing. In an email we received earlier today, the case against Conquest was laid out quite succinctly: “Today, USC and Urban Partners filed a lawsuit against … Continue reading


“Sensible CEQA reform”

January 30, 2012 Editorial, Los Angeles Times “AEG’s proposed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles was the kind of job-creating development that needed to move forward, even if that meant passing special-case legislation to help it along. The legislation, which expedites the legal process for lawsuits challenging the project on environmental grounds, won our support because … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Healthcare

“Providence Holy Cross Hospital Expansion Lawsuits Settled”

April 20, 2009 SEIU “After a long dispute, SEIU UHW and Community Advocates for Responsible Care (CARE) have settled their lawsuits against Providence Holy Cross Hospital’s expansion in the San Fernando Valley on Friday, April 17. The impact of the economic crisis on the region was a key factor in the coalition’s decision to conclude … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Healthcare

“Panel asked to reconsider hospital plan”

September 30, 2008 By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times “A judge has issued a tentative ruling calling for the Los Angeles City Council to reconsider its decision allowing a San Fernando Valley hospital to expand, handing a victory to the union activists and neighborhood groups that had criticized the project. Superior Court Judge Thomas McKnew said the … Continue reading