Calif. Court Denies Residents' Challenge Of LA Development

Law360, New York (September 26, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court shot down an attempt by Los Angeles residents and community groups to stop the city from approving new development agreements because of alleged violations of its municipal and state environmental law, finding the city's legal duties at issue to be discretionary.

Upholding a lower court decision, the appeals court said the city's general plan for future development does not impose any mandatory duties on Los Angeles. The panel rejected claims from plaintiffs Lucille Saunders, Fix the City and 10 other local associations...
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