Utilizing NDAs during a merger

Mergers can be crucial for many businesses. Not only can they open them up to new markets, but they can create more dynamic and profitable organizations. However, companies shouldn't jump into an agreement like this right away. They will want to have a solid...

What can happen to cause inverse condemnation?

California public entities and landowners understand that inverse condemnation can be a complex issue. There are two type of property takings that can lead to inverse condemnation. This land seizure is usually brought by private landowners against government entities...

New Case Update: Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian

2020 U.S. LEXIS 2405 (2020) (USSC Docket No.17-1498) On April 20, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian, on writ of certiori from the Montana Supreme Court, that involves the interplay between the Comprehensive...

CEQA, EIRs, and the “substantial impact”

Environmental issues are huge when it comes to initiating any sort of construction in California. This is primarily due to limitations imposed by the California Environmental Quality Act. One of the biggest components of CEQA is the Environmental Impact Report, often...

A quick look at CEQA and Environmental Impact Reports

Government entities have a lot of red tape they have to clear before they can move forward with most of their projects, especially when it comes to real property. Whether its extending utility infrastructure, building new roads, or developing structures, governments...

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