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Calif. Supreme Court Urged To Reinforce CEQA Exemptions

Law360, Los Angeles (December 2, 2014, 10:26 PM EST) -- A computer entrepreneur on Tuesday urged the California Supreme Court to reverse an appellate court decision limiting when certain construction projects can be exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act, in a case attorneys say could have far-reaching consequences for the law.

During oral arguments in Los Angeles, Amrit S. Kulkarni of Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson APC, representing Mitchell Kapor and his wife, Freada Kapor-Klein, told the en banc panel that an appeals court had misinterpreted the key environmental review law, which requires public agencies to evaluate projects’ significant effects on the environment, in ruling that the...

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