September 2015

On remand from the California Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal upheld the City’s decision in the Berkeley Hillside Preservation case that a single family dwelling was exempt from environmental review and held that the City complied with the California Environmental Quality Act when it approved a permit for construction of the dwelling without environmental review. 

March 2015

The California Supreme Court reversed the Berkeley Hillside Preservation appellate court decision which found that the City violated CEQA when it determined that its approval of a proposed single-family home was categorically exempt from CEQA

January 2015

The Court of Appeal upheld the Alameda County Superior Court's decision to grant summary judgment in favor of the owner to provide 10 units of BMR housing to qualifying households in the 1080 Delaware matter. 

December 2014

The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's judgment in the Friends of West Berkeley matter.

October 2014

The Court of Appeal upheld the City's Injunction against U-Haul.

September 2011

On September 6th, the Council approved a settlement of Concerned Library Users v. City of Berkeley, in which some residents challenged the use of Measure FF bond funds to construct new buildings to house the South and West Branch neighborhood libraries.  As a result, the City can proceed with some certainty that the projects can now go forward unimpeded by litigation.

March 2011

The California Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the Alameda County Superior Court upholding the validity of the City’s approval of the “Ashby Arts” project at Ashby and San Pablo Avenues.

Wollmer v. City of Berkeley - March 30, 2011 Published Decision

The California Court of Appeal affirms the trial court’s Denial of Petition for Writ of Mandate.  

Wollmer v. City of Berkeley - Court of Appeal Decision

July 2010

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the United States District Court's Opinion (below).

Kerima Lewis v. City of Berkeley - 9th Circuit Memorandum

February 2010

Stephen Wollmer v. City of Berkeley - Alameda County Superior Court:

Wollmer v. City of Berkeley - Denial of Petition for Writ of Mandate

November through March 2009 - U-Haul

California Court of Appeal dismisses U-Haul's appeal of preliminary injunction:  City of Berkeley v. U-Haul - Appeal Dismissed

The California Supreme Court denied U-Haul's petition for review on June 10, 2009.  See the Court of Appeal's opinion below, March 2009.  Kerima Lewis v. City of Berkeley - United States District Court, Northern California Opinion:
Lewis v. City - Opinion Dismissing Action 

California Court of Appeal affirms revocation of U-Haul's Use Permit:   U-Haul v. City