Lawsuits

4 days ago
The front lines of the short-term rental wars shift to the city of Boston.
The Boston Globe
November 8, 2018, 12pm PST
In California, 60 percent of a public vote isn't usually enough to approve a new tax.
Associated Press
October 30, 2018, 12pm PDT
Cities want more control over the deployment of 5G technology. The federal government has been working to limit local regulatory powers over new wireless technology.
Bloomberg
October 30, 2018, 10am PDT
An historically successful group of transit and density opponents in Los Angeles have set their sights on a plan that would add density along the Expo Line in West Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
October 23, 2018, 5am PDT
News of a class action lawsuit leads the headlines in the Wild West of mini mobility devices.
James Brasuell
October 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
The ACLU will challenge Hamilton County's ban on tent cities in court.
CityBeat
September 26, 2018, 1pm PDT
After the Rhode Island General Assembly passed controversial legislation in February 2016 spearheaded by Gov. Gina Raimondo (D), the first two of what will be 13 truck-only toll gantries became operational on June 11. Results are looking good.
Transport Topics
August 29, 2018, 8am PDT
It was viewed as a "David vs. Goliath" pipeline fight: the city of South Portland, Maine against a pipeline company backed by Big Oil. The city had passed a zoning ordinance preventing the export of oil which would have impacted public health.
InsideClimate News
August 22, 2018, 2pm PDT
As the city continues to make little progress on planned bike lanes, cyclists are turning to the courts for relief.
PlanPhilly
August 14, 2018, 6am PDT
The ruling puts another stain on former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's legacy as it rebukes his denial of a petition to ban a pesticide that causes neurodevelopmental damage in children. Pruitt had rejected his own scientists' recommendation.
The New York Times
August 9, 2018, 11am PDT
A controversial new sales tax on motor vehicles in a state with no sales taxes survived a court challenge. As a result, Oregon consumers will have another reason to consider purchasing or leasing an electric vehicle: receiving up to a $5,000 rebate.
Utility Dive
July 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
A New York federal district court rules on a climate change lawsuit like its West Coast counterpart did last month: Don't hold oil companies accountable for climate change and sea level rise. Baltimore and Rhode Island file climate change lawsuits.
Inside Climate News
July 12, 2018, 9am PDT
A California taxpayers association has challenged the June passage of a regional ballot measure because it didn't receive two-thirds support from voters, although two prior voter-approved bridge toll increases also fell short of a super-majority.
The Mercury News
June 28, 2018, 8am PDT
The courts are no place to be deciding on the contribution of fossil fuels to climate change, ruled a Northern California federal district court judge in a "stinging defeat" to San Francisco and Oakland that wanted Big Oil to pay mitigation costs.
The New York Times
June 19, 2018, 8am PDT
The legal controversy over the Genesee Power Plant in Flint, Michigan has finally ended, with a court forcing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to better investigate and resolve complaints of environmental discrimination.
Pacific Standard
June 18, 2018, 11am PDT
A lawsuit against the District of Columbia claims deliberate actions to attract "creative" workers discriminates against low-income and African American residents.
DCist
June 12, 2018, 7am PDT
A lawsuit and the resulting settlement forces the city of New York to improve the state of its public housing.
Associated Press via Crain's New York Business
March 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
A long-brewing controversy has finally resulted in legal repercussions for Facebook.
Curbed
March 10, 2018, 11am PST
Designed to thwart predatory lawsuits, the bill could make it easier for businesses to ignore barriers to access, disability rights advocates say.
The Washington Post
February 9, 2018, 11am PST
A highly anticipated lawsuit only spent a few closely scrutinized days in court before competing self-driving car companies Uber and Waymo settled.
The Mercury News