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Published Articles

The California state legislature, local government entities, and state and federal courts are constantly changing the environment in which our clients operate on a daily basis and plan their future strategic direction. One way our attorneys provide superior value is by authoring articles in professional journals and legal newspapers that provide both context and analysis on a wide range of critical issues impacting public and private entities.  Our most recent published articles are provided below, alphabetized by area of law. Prior articles are available in the annual  archives in the left column or via the search function on our website. If you have a question about one of our articles or would like one of our attorneys to write an article for your publication, please contact us at info@meyersnave.com.

Commercial Litigation

Labor and Employment

California Public Records Act

  • California Public Records Act: Who Pays Attorney Fees and When in ‘Reverse’ Actions?May 14, 2018A California Court of Appeal recently decided an important case that involved complicated issues relating to which party in a “reverse CPRA”* lawsuit pays attorneys’ fees. In Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena, (2018 DJDAR 3242, April 16, 2018), the court found that a party which prevailed against a public agency’s partial redaction of a document and against ... read more

Municipal and Special District Law

Economic Development, Real Estate and Housing

  • A Summary Guide for California’s New Affordable Housing LawsFebruary 12, 2018A package of fifteen bills designed to help communities combat California’s affordable housing crisis became law in 2018. The approved bills take different approaches to the housing shortage in California, including providing more funding for affordable housing development, streamlining local government approval of housing projects, restoring local government's authority to impose inclusionary ... read more

Environmental Law

  • Proposition 65 After 40 Years: Public Benefit or Enrichment for a Few?January 11, 2018The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly known as Proposition 65, has become a staple of California’s legal, and consumer products, landscape for over 4o years. Although the law in some instances has helped reduce the amount of certain chemicals, such as lead, in some consumer products, it has also generated a cottage industry of citizen plaintiffs and ... read more