Environmental Report

A trial court properly ordered the City of Agoura Hills, California, to set aside its approval of a development project and to prepare an environmental-impact report, the Ninth Circuit ruled, finding that even though the city’s plan included mitigation measures to reduce the project’s impact on native oaks, other plants and a Chumash cultural site, an environmental report is necessary due to the project’s predicted significant impact on those concerns.

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Property Development

A federal court in Maryland ruled that most of a property developer’s claims against certain elected members of the Maryland House of Delegates may continue. The developer and other plaintiffs claim the delegates conspired with Hartford county to “thwart” a development project because “most of the prospective homebuyers are Muslim.” 

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