CREED-21 and Affordable Housing Coalition of San Diego County v. San Diego Association of Governments (2011)
Reason for Suing: The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) adopted a Regional Transportation Plan that did not meet all the legal requirements for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and reducing air pollution. CREED-21 and the Affordable Housing Coalition of San Diego County filed their own lawsuit, which was consolidated with a lawsuit by the Cleveland National Forest Foundation and the Center for Biological Diversity.
Outcome: Briggs Law Corporation’s clients and the other plaintiffs won in the trial court and in the appellate court. SANDAG obtained a partial victory in the California Supreme Court, which reversed a portion of the appellate court’s ruling.