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Newly published CA Appellate case

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:20 pm
by steffan
$4.185 million fine for building onto an easement. Plus court costs and attorney fees for trying to fight it. Ouch.

Re: Newly published CA Appellate case

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:39 pm
by Warren Smith
I wonder if the owners could have negotiated a swinging staircase for the occasional access - like a fire escape ladder.

Re: Newly published CA Appellate case

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:34 pm
by -Dave Ryan-
Sounds like they had years and years to try negotiating many things to avoid such a decision, but were intent on ignoring the Coastal Commission, and then convinced (maybe by their attorneys?) to keep fighting. That's a hefty fine. And just because it's Malibu doesn't mean it's pocket change.

Dave Ryan
Arcata