Status: Verified petition for writ of mandate and complaint for declaratory relief and damages filed. [ 05/11/2022 ]
Description: Challenge to the denial of a permit that would allow Exxon to temporarily truck crude oil from Exxon’s Santa Ynez Unit, consisting of three offshore platforms and an onshore processing center.
Status: Petition and complaint filed. [ 12/13/2019 ]
Description: Challenge to the California Coastal Commission's approval of only a portion of a seawall intended to protect the California Coastal Trail, a sewer line, 10 townhomes, and three apartments.
Status: Petition and complaint filed. [ 06/09/2021 ]
Description: Challenge to the California Coastal Commission's approval of an amendment to the City of Half Moon Bay's Local Coastal Plan/Program, which would prohibit long-term shoreline protective devices.
Status: Easement compensation determined by jury. [ 07/01/2014 ]
Description: Action to determine compensation for the loss of ocean view resulting from an easement required for public construction of a dune system designed to protect properties from extreme weather.
Description: Lawsuits brought by insurers contending that they had to make larger payments to property owners who suffered flooding as result of municipalities’ failure to implement reasonable stormwater management practices.
Status: Federal Circuit reversed finding of taking. [ 04/20/2018 ]
Description: Action by property owners in St. Bernard Parish and Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans seeking compensation for temporary taking of property caused by flooding during and after Hurricane Katrina.