Litigation

 

  • Actions in eminent domain to acquire property for public use

 

  • Challenges to conditions of approval for land-use permits and subdivision maps, and to denial of such approvals

 

  • Alleged lack of compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act

 

  • Challenges to the Housing Elements of city and county General Plans

 

  • Challenges to local agency inclusionary housing and density bonus requirements

 

  • Breach of contract actions arising from agreements between public agencies and would-be property developers, including actions arising from exclusive negotiating agreements

 

  • Enforcement of regulations and agreements governing affordable housing programs

 

  • Litigation regarding management and operation of public housing authorities

 

  • Actions alleging violation of the federal Fair Housing Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and the non-discrimination requirements of the California Planning and Zoning Law

 

  • Actions alleging violation of state and federal laws governing disability discrimination and reasonable accommodations for disability in housing and employment

 

  • Representation of redevelopment agencies in bankruptcy proceedings to obtain relief from stay to allow condemnation of property and collection of agency loans

 

  • Litigation involving proper interpretation of redevelopment agency/taxing agency pass-through agreements

 

  • Public agency lawsuits to correct improper county property tax allocation procedures and obtain reimbursement for past underpayments

 

  • Challenges to government decisions on grounds of alleged violation of the Brown Act

 

  • Challenges to government decisions on grounds of alleged violation of the Political Reform Act

 

  • Construction, mechanics lien and bonding disputes

 

  • Litigation regarding compliance with open government laws