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Citzens for Ceres v. Superior Court (City of Ceres), F065690

In a suit involving a challenge under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to a decision by city to grant approvals necessary to build a shopping center anchored by a Wal-Mart store, petitioner's petition for writ relief from the trial court's order upholding claims by the city and the developer that hundreds of documents be excluded from the administrative record because they are protected by the attorney-client privilege or the attorney work-product doctrine, is granted, where: 1) CEQA's provisions defining the administrative record do not abrogate the attorney-client privilege and the attorney work-product doctrine; but 2) the common-interest doctrine does not protect otherwise privileged communications disclosed by the developer to the city or by the city to the developer prior to approval of the project.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/08/2013
  • Published 07/08/2013

Judges

  • WISEMAN

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel