as of October 2020

California Supreme Court

Weiss v. Department of Transportation (2020) 9 Cal.5th 840 (C.C.P. § 1260.040 motion limited to eminent domain, not available in inverse condemnation)

City of Oroville v. Superior Court (California Joint Powers Risk Management Authority) (2019) 7 Cal.5th 1091 (no inverse condemnation liability for sewer flooding caused by plaintiff’s failure to install backflow prevention device required by Uniform Plumbing Code)


Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District

Green Valley Landowners Association v. City of Vallejo (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 425 (effort to enjoin sale of part of City water utility subject to successful demurrer without leave to amend as seeking to enforce an implied contract and to compel subsidized water rates in violation of Prop. 218)


Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District

Ybarra v. City of Gardena, et al. (2005) (dismissed) Case Nos. B179198 and B180539 (dismissal of appeal of judgment and amended order awarding attorney fees)

Community Redevelopment Agency v. Force Electronics (1997) 55 Cal. App. 4th 622 (Condemnor must pay full amount of compensation awarded to property owner under C.C.P. § 1268.010 or abandon the project.  Condemnor may not pay condemnation judgment in 10 installments on the grounds of financial hardship)

Los Angeles Unified School Dist. v. Trump Wilshire Assoc. (1996) 42 Cal. App. 4th 1682 (Owner of Ambassador Hotel could not set aside school district’s abandonment of condemnation under C.C.P. § 1268.620 because delay in development plans did not amount to detrimental reliance, and property owner was not entitled to damages for displacement without filing separate inverse condemnation action)

Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Compton v. Gibbs, et al. (1992) (unpublished) Case No. B057314 (appeal of condemnation judgment against property owner claiming loss of business goodwill under C.C.P. § 1263.510)


Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District

Ryan v. City of Roseville (pending) Case No. C090903 (appellate defense of successful demurrer in landowners’ challenge to real estate transactions of City and a non-profit economic development entity controlled by the City)

City of Grass Valley v. Superior Court (2020) Case No. C091945 (unsuccessful petition for writ review of denial of summary adjudication and C.C.P. § 1260.040 motion in inverse condemnation case arising from sinkhole associated with city storm drain)

City of Lakewood v. Bosler, et al. (2018) (unpublished) Case No. C078788 (appeal of post-RDA dispute with Department of Finance over recognized obligations)

City of Paramount v. Cohen, et al. (2017) (settled/dismissed) Case No. C0788968 (appeal of post-RDA dispute with Department of Finance over recognized obligations)

City of Grass Valley v. Cohen, et al. (2017) 17 Cal.App.5th 567 (appeal of post-RDA dispute with Department of Finance over recognized obligations; contract with County Transportation Commission to fund freeway interchange likely a recognized obligation of former RDA)


Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division 2 (Riverside)

San Bernardino County Flood Control District v. Greenspot Ranch Investors (1995) (unpublished) Case No. E013845 (appeal of trial court denial of attorney and expert fees under C.C.P. § 1250.410)