Monthly Archives: February 2012

Court of Appeal concludes that size matters! Large home proposed for Berkeley hillside requires EIR

Berkeley Hillside Preservation ┬áv. City of Berkeley (Feb. 15, 2012) (First Dist.) 2012 DJDAR 2123 A131254 Size Matters! The trial court ruled the City of Berkeley’s categorical exemption under CEQA and approval of a permit to construct a large single-family … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit finds Forest Service failed to consider environmental impacts to fish of logging and grazing plan

Pacific Rivers Council v. U.S. Forest Service Feb. 3, 2012 (9th Cir.) 08-17656 The Ninth Circuit held the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) failed to comply with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it failed to discuss the environmental impacts on … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal holds steel, aluminum, and other component parts supplied to a manufacturer were not inherently defective and do not result in liability for a worker’s claimed toxic torts from fume and dust inhalation

Maxton v. Western States Metals Feb. 1, 2012 Cal. Court of Appeal (Second Dist., Div. Three) 2012 DJDAR 1320 B227000 The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court ruling that a worker, who claimed to have suffered pulmonary fibrosis as … Continue reading

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