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Worth the Wait? The California Supreme Court Rules that CEQA Does Not Require An Analysis of the Environment's Impacts on a Project, Except When It Does   12/18/2015
Did You Know…The IRS Concludes That a "Penalty" Is a "Penalty" (Except When It Isn't)   12/11/2015
ASC Peer Review: The Clock Starts Running January 1, 2016   12/08/2015
"Staying on Track, Lessons Learned from an On-Time, On-Budget Light Rail Project"   12/03/2015
Deadlines Fast Approaching to Modify Groundwater Basin Boundaries Under New Regulation   12/01/2015
California Supreme Court Finds Newhall EIR Insufficient, But Partially Upholds Greenhouse Gas Analysis   12/01/2015
Right of Entry Statutes Are Back in Business – For Now   11/20/2015
"Delivering Large-Scale Water Infrastructure Projects"   11/19/2015
"Trends Impacting Real Estate Litigation Experts Over The Next Decade," Appraisal Institute 48th Annual Litigation Seminar   11/13/2015
Did You Know…No Sleeping Time Exclusion During 24-Hour Shifts When Employer Exercises Significant Control   11/12/2015
"Using Availability Payments for Social and Transportation Infrastructure Projects"   11/03/2015
"International Perspectives on Delivery of Water Projects"   11/03/2015
Pension Plan Investments: ERISA Fiduciaries May Consider Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors Related to Economic Value   10/30/2015
Navigating The Product Liability Coverage Obstacle Course   10/29/2015
Governor Brown Signs Legislation Changing Commercial Building Owner Obligations on Energy Usage Disclosure   10/28/2015
"Is Your Policy Panacea or Placebo?" Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel's 27th Annual All Hands Meeting   10/28/2015
"P3 Preparedness: Are You P3 Project-Ready?"   10/23/2015
New Presumptions of Coordination in CA Political Communications/Independent Expenditures   10/22/2015
California Major Donor Notification & Multilayer Reporting Obligations Apply to Federal and State PACs   10/19/2015
"Caifornia Public Records Act - the Basics," Conference of California Public Utility Counsel Annual Meeting   10/18/2015
Insurers May Want To Think Twice About Delaying Defense   10/16/2015
Governor Signs Amendments to SGMA, with Provisions for Water Utilities Regulated by CPUC   10/16/2015
"Arranging, Structuring and Documenting the Financing of P3s"   10/16/2015
Water Suppliers Will Go With 9th Circ. Flow on CWA Reading   10/14/2015
No Good Public Policy Goes Unpunished: Superior Court Challenge to Utility's Implementation of CPUC General Order 156 Moves Forward   10/13/2015
Governor Signs New SGMA Legislation Outlining Procedures for Groundwater Adjudications   10/09/2015
New Water: "Pollution" Meets Water Supply   10/06/2015
"The Trouble with Tibble: The Uncertain Scope of Trustees' Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments"   10/01/2015
Alternative Investment Fees and Expenses Under Increased Scrutiny   10/01/2015
Union of Concerned Scientists Offers Approach to Achieving SGMA Groundwater Sustainability Goals   09/30/2015
Open Questions About New Calif. Redevelopment Bill   09/29/2015
Governor Signs AB2 Which Will Allow the Creation of Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities   09/25/2015
"The First Steps in the P3 Process"   09/24/2015
A Call to Action: AB 465 is a Game Changer for California Arbitration Agreements   09/21/2015
How Courts Have Decided Coverage Issues In Cyber Insurance Cases   09/17/2015
"Complex Tax Challenges – Shareholder's Basis in S Corporation Stock and Debt: What You Need to Know in 2015 LIVE Webcast"   09/16/2015
"Finance – the Cost Obstacle to P3s"   09/16/2015
New Safety NPRM and Recent Letter from the Acting Administrator Demonstrates FTA's Continued Implementation of Its MAP-21 Safety Mandate   09/10/2015
"Public-Private Partnerships"   09/10/2015
Court Vacates Final Rule Listing Lesser Prairie Chicken   09/03/2015
California Supreme Court Ponders Greenhouse Gas, Fully Protected Species Issues   09/03/2015
"Recycled Water in the Spotlight"   09/01/2015
Fiduciary Obligations in Setting the Discount Rate at Public Pension Plans, Vol. 28, No. 3   09/01/2015
Latest Lobbying Disclosure Act Settlement Underscores the Importance of a Robust Compliance Program   09/01/2015
Federal Judge Enjoins Implementation of EPA and USACE's New Clean Water Rule   08/28/2015
Ninth Circuit Holds no NPDES Permit Required for Klamath Straits Drain   08/27/2015
Ethics for Public Officials: Principles of Pension Management for Trustees   08/26/2015
Part & Parcel   08/20/2015
Federal Highway Administration Publishes CM/GC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking   08/20/2015
Ninth Circuit Finds ESA 60-Day Notice "Adequate" and Resurrects Challenge to Suction Dredge Mining Suit   08/17/2015
California Governor's Office Releases Comprehensive Update to State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines   08/17/2015
30-year Eagle Take Permit Term Remanded on Procedural Grounds   08/13/2015
FRA Issues New Hazmat Train Securement Rule and Sunsets Emergency Order 28   08/06/2015
California Supreme Court Holds that State Agencies May Not Escape CEQA Mitigation Requirements Based on Failure of the Legislature to Appropriate Mitigation Funds   08/05/2015
This Isn't North Carolina, Toto: California Boards Should Survive the Dental Board Case   08/01/2015
Critical Habitat in Critical Condition: Can Controversial New Rules Revive It?   08/01/2015
"The Critical Habitat Exclusion Policy: Implications for Conservation Partnerships on Private Land"   08/01/2015
The Food & Beverage Industry in Los Angeles: A Roundtable Discussion   07/30/2015
"Lobbying, Ethics and Election Law Compliance Briefing for Alliance Development"   07/23/2015
"The Ethics of the Deal"   07/22/2015
The Chicago Gateway Challenge   07/20/2015
"Introduction to P3 Bootcamp"   07/20/2015
Did You Know…Amendments to California's Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law Effective Immediately   07/16/2015
"Assembly Bill 624 and its Potential Impact on Real Estate Litigation"   07/14/2015
Ninth Circuit Holds Critical Habitat Designations Not Subject to Cost-Benefit Analysis   07/09/2015
REBUTTAL: Reverse Bad Faith Does Not Exist   07/08/2015
Court Strikes New Jersey Pension Funding Agreement   07/06/2015
New DOT Rules Close Unintended Gap Regarding ADA Obligation To Modify Operating Practices   07/06/2015
Could Chief Justice Roberts Have Concurred In Obergefell?   07/02/2015
New Developments on Interplay between Whistleblower Actions and Other Attacks on Hospital Discipline   07/01/2015
"Migratory Bird Policy Casts Shadow Over Large-Scale Solar"   07/01/2015
The U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates EPA's Power Plant Mercury Emissions Regulation   07/01/2015
"Former STB Commissioners: Off the Record," Association of Transportation Law Professionals Annual Meeting   06/30/2015
Did You Know…SCOTUS Saves the Affordable Care Act (Again)   06/29/2015
"P3 How-To"   06/29/2015
Ninth Circuit Critical Habitat Decision Casts Shadow on Habitat Conservation Plan "No Surprises" Assurances   06/26/2015
Strategies For Businesses Protecting Electronic Data Within California: Part Three   06/24/2015
New CFRA Amendments Take Effect July 1   06/22/2015
Strategies For Businesses Protecting Electronic Data Within California: Part Two   06/17/2015
"Decongesting Chicago, America's Railroad Hub"   06/17/2015
Federal Transit Administration Proposes New State Safety Oversight Rule   06/16/2015
California Supreme Court Holds Facial Challenge to Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance Subject to Deferential Standard of Review   06/16/2015
Court of Appeal Explains How the Language in the Resolution of Necessity Impacts Eminent Domain Trials   06/15/2015
"How Early Acquisition Can Minimize Risks and Reduce Costs"   06/14/2015
FRA Issues Safety Advisory to All Passenger Railroads in Response to Recent Amtrak and Metro-North Derailments   06/12/2015
Strategies For Businesses Protecting Electronic Data Within California: Part One   06/10/2015
"Working with Attorneys: What Appraisal Professionals Need to Know"   06/09/2015
"Panel Discussion: Legislation – Lawmakers Lay the P3 Foundations"   06/09/2015
Safety depends on everyone   06/08/2015
How One Misstep Resulted in a $2.5 Million Lesson   06/08/2015
Court of Appeal Decision Extends Lake and Streambed Alteration Program to Water Diversions   06/08/2015
"Wanted: Trillions of Dollars - New Financial Instruments Might Finally Put Sorely Needed Private Dollars to Work"   06/01/2015
A Primer for California Art Collectors   06/01/2015
Agencies Cannot Make Conditional Final Offers of Just Compensation in Condemnation Actions   06/01/2015
When Public And Private Projects Collide   05/29/2015
"Public-Private Partnerships Today & Tomorrow"   05/29/2015
When It Comes to Property Acquisitions and Private Development, Timing May Be Everything   05/27/2015
EPA and USACE Issue Clean Water Rule   05/27/2015
Illinois Supreme Court Holds Public Pension Cutbacks Unconstitutional   05/26/2015
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Consider Expanding Incidental Take Authorization Under Migratory Bird Treaty Act   05/26/2015
Los Angeles Business Journal's Labor & Employment Law Roundtable: What Owners and Executives Need to Know   05/22/2015
"International Perspectives"   05/21/2015
Calif. Supreme Court Should Overturn Henkel In Fluor Ruling   05/19/2015
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act   05/14/2015
Changing the Rules in the Middle of the Game: Oregon Supreme Court Allows Prospective Modifications to Public Pension Benefits   05/12/2015
"Ethics for Public Officials: Rules of the Road That County Retirement System Trustees, Staff and their Advisors Need to Know"   05/12/2015
DOT Tank Car Rule Reflects Refined Cost-Benefit Analysis   05/07/2015
"Considerations for the Designer in Design-Build Delivery"   05/07/2015
Technology Companies: When a Product Complaint Arises, Will Your Insurance Cover the Claims?   05/05/2015
Federal Wildlife Agencies Issue Final Rule Codifying Practice of Using Surrogates in Incidental Take Statements   05/05/2015
A Rare Taxpayer Win In California Step Transaction Case   05/04/2015
Court Clarifies Rules for Recovery of Attorneys' Fees in Eminent Domain Actions   05/04/2015
Recent Surface Transportation Board Preemption Decisions of Note   05/01/2015
Recent Crude-by-Rail Developments   04/29/2015
FRA's Proposed Rule on Risk Reduction Programs Puts the Outreach Obligations Squarely on Railroad Management   04/28/2015
Does Voter Initiative Drain Water Providers' Power to Respond to Drought?   04/28/2015
"The Staying Power of the Status Quo: The Challenge to Achieving Diversity in the Legal Profession"   04/24/2015
Scope Of Calif.'s Mello-Roos Now Includes Eminent Domain   04/22/2015
Mello-Roos May Be Used to Fund Condemnation Action of Private Utility Provider   04/17/2015
Eighth Circuit Creates Circuit Split By Holding Jurisdictional Determinations Under The Clean Water Act Constitute "Final Agency Actions" Subject To Judicial Review   04/15/2015
Federal Court Strikes Down HCP: No Piggybacks Under Section 10   04/13/2015
"Public-Private Partnerships as a Vehicle for Economic Development & Promotion of the Rule of Law"   04/09/2015
Talking Transportation Dollars and Sense: The Future of Funding   04/08/2015
Cases Pending Before the California Supreme Court on Climate Change May Foreshadow Federal Law Challenges   04/06/2015
When Uncertainty Surrounds California Solar Project, Court Defers to Agency Not Tortoise   04/06/2015
Chromium 6: From the Code to the Courts… and Back Again   04/03/2015
Court of Appeal Upholds Regional Water Quality Control Board's TMDL Based on Pollutants in Lake Bed Sediment   04/02/2015
"Fish and Wildlife Service Mat Overhaul Rule Permitting Incidental Take of Eagles"   04/01/2015
Court of Appeal Strikes Down 2011 S.F. Charter Requirement that SFERS Be "Fully Funded" Before Vested Supplemental COLAs May be Granted   03/30/2015
Mentoring Women Lawyers   03/26/2015
Implied Easements and Lessons for Landowners   03/25/2015
Did You Know…The Guiding Light on Employer Handbooks — Sort of   03/25/2015
"Oversight Challenges Posed By Alternative Investments"   03/25/2015
"Fiduciary Considerations When Investing MCERA Assets"   03/25/2015
"Lessons from the NCC Project"   03/24/2015
Models for Transportation Project Delivery   03/20/2015
To Understand King V. Burwell Look To Yates V. US   03/20/2015
Notice-and-Comment is Not Required for Changes Made to Interpretive Rules   03/20/2015
Fourth Circuit Upholds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Finding of Jurisdiction Over 4.8 Acres of Wetlands in Chesapeake, Virginia   03/20/2015
2014 Eminent Domain Year in Review & 2015 Forecast   03/06/2015
First Appellate District Court Expands Recorded Easement By Granting Implied License   03/06/2015
California Supreme Court Establishes the Standard of Review for the Unusual Circumstances Exception to CEQA Categorical Exemptions   03/04/2015
Has the Supreme Court Given Advance Notice How It Will Decide King v. Burwell?   03/03/2015
What can states do to promote rail safety?   03/01/2015
Defining Atty Fee Enforceability In Illegal Contracts   02/25/2015
"Corporate Fraud"   02/25/2015
WaterRules - California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act provides a comprehensive set of tools for local agencies to implement groundwater management plans   02/20/2015
Is the Attorney's Fees Clause Moot in an Illegal Contract? – Depends On Your Involvement, Explains First Appellate District Court   02/18/2015
Did You Know…PAGA Waivers Unenforceable in California Courts   02/17/2015
"Investigation of Substandard Amtrak Performance Under Section 213 of The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008"   02/13/2015
New 2015 Fundraising Restrictions on California Lobbyists and Limits on California Lobbying Firms   02/12/2015
Did You Know…Second Meal Period Waivers Invalid for Health Care Workers When Working More Than 12 Hours   02/12/2015
STB Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Announcing Weekly Reporting on Rail Service Issues   02/10/2015
Did You Know…Court Confirms Employees on Medical Leave Must Still Comply With Existing Company Policies   02/10/2015
"Evolving Fiduciary Obligations of Pension Plans"   02/10/2015
"Exit Strategies Across Asset Classes"   02/10/2015
Bankruptcy Court Decides That The Bankruptcy Code Preempts California State Pension Laws   02/09/2015
"Increased Scrutiny of PE Firms: What Does this Mean for Potential Engagement?"   02/09/2015
"SEC Investigations and Prosecutions re Pay-to-Play, Campaign Contributions and Public Retirement Systems"   02/06/2015
Two-Track Peer Review A New Reality in California   02/04/2015
A Closer Look At T-Mobile V. Roswell   02/03/2015
Seventh Circuit Rejects Challenge to the Affordable Care Act   02/03/2015
U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Idaho's Medicaid Challenge in 2015   02/03/2015
Co-Tenancy Breaches And Remedies: What's Next For Landlords And Tenants After Grand Prospect Partners   02/03/2015
Nossaman Comment on Recent Court of Appeal Decision re Constitutionality of PEPRA   02/02/2015
"114th Congressional Political Outlook"   02/02/2015
"What You Can Take From Recent MBTA Plea Deals"   02/01/2015
"The Ins and Outs of Investment Management Agreements"   01/30/2015
New Notice, Registration and Reporting Requirements for California Public Works Projects   01/29/2015
PAC Executive Training & Ethics Overview   01/28/2015
Caution To Landlords: Calif. Nonwaiver Clauses Revisited   01/27/2015
"SEC Investigations and Prosecutions re Pay-to-Play, Campaign Contributions and Public Retirement Systems"   01/23/2015
Did You Know…SCOTUS Will Decide Gay Marriage Issue Once and For All   01/21/2015
Did You Know…Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Personal Cell Phone Use   01/20/2015
U.S. Supreme Court Holds in Favor of Cell Tower Siting Applicants   01/16/2015
Reprieve for Smaller Buildings – Commission Postpones AB 1103 Implementation to 2016   01/15/2015
Equal Access To Justice Act: Why Prevailing On Only 1 Out Of 3 Claims In Oregon Forestry Case Can Still Be Quite Rewarding   01/05/2015
San Diego MPO's Analysis Of RTP's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rejected   01/05/2015
I-4 - The Ultimate Project   01/01/2015
Overview of SEC's Rules on "Pay to Play" and Campaign Contributions Impacting Public Retirement Systems   01/01/2015
"Plugging the Democracy Drain in the Struggle for Universal Access to Safe Drinking Water"   01/01/2015
"2015 Federal Legislative Outlook"   01/01/2015


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