Etc. / News

“Lawsuit Says Beverly-Wilshire Homeowners Group Mishandled Money It Got From Suing Developers”

January 11, 2013 By James Brasuell More details are emerging in the “greenmail” practices of the Beverly-Wilshire Homes Association, one of Los Angeles’s notoriously obstructionist NIMBY organizations. Greenmail is the dirty little secret of land use and development practices around California and Los Angeles, where homeowner groups and unincorporated community associations sue developers under theauspices of … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Etc.

“Mall wars: Redondo Beach sues Torrance over Galleria’s possible loss of Nordstrom”

December 4, 2012 By Nick Green Facing the loss of its Nordstrom store to neighboring Torrance, Redondo Beach has slapped the city and owners of Del Amo Fashion Center with an environmental lawsuit in an apparent effort to kill or postpone the scheduled 2015 move. The Seattle-based retailer and Simon Property Group, the Indianapolis-based owner … Continue reading