After being told once again in May 2012 (this time by the head of the Los Angeles Planning Department), that environmental review was required for the mega-project, the Prince fired back with a lawsuit rejecting the law and demanding that the City issue permits without environmental review or any public process.
A hearing on the lawsuit was held August 23rd.
Click here to read the Prince’s lawsuit filing.
Click here to read the City of Los Angeles’s opposition brief
Click here to read the neighbors’ opposition brief
RULING: The Superior Court ruled that a single municipal code section did not apply to the project it expressly denied the Prince's demand that the City immediately issue building and grading permits, sending the matter back to the City - which has repeatedly said that environmental reveiw is required.