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“Firms turning to environmental law to combat rivals”

November 14, 2011

By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times

“To halt a competing project near USC, Conquest Student Housing turned to a legal weapon that one of its co-owners allegedly compared to a crude bomb: cheap and destructive.

Conquest owned 17 buildings that rented to USC students. When the developer Urban Partners proposed erecting a new complex to house 1,600 students, Conquest sued under California’s landmark environmental law.”

To continue reading, go here: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/14/local/la-me-development-ceqa-20111114.

 

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