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California Court of Appeal

Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, B201280

In a real property matter related to an ordinance passed by defendant-city imposing a moratorium on construction of new homes in vicinity where landslides occurred, writ of administrative mandate to invalidate resolution making it impossible for plaintiffs to build a home is reversed where the resolution, by implementing the moratorium and continuing to prevent plaintiffs from building on their properties, "deprive[d] [plaintiffs'] land of all economically beneficial use."

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/01/2008
  • Published 10/01/2008




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Stuart Miller;  Wellman & Warren and Scott W. Wellman, Laguna Hills, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kutak Rock, Edwin J. Richards and Julie R. Beaton, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent.
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