California Sues Tech Billionaire Vinod Khosla Over Beach Access

This article was published on: 01/8/20 12:23 AM

Vinod Khosla

Tech billionaire Vinod Khosla has been sued over his decision to restrict access to a public beach.

According to Business Insider, the state of California filed a lawsuit against billionaire tech investor Vinod Khosla on Monday, alleging that he restricted access to a beach in San Mateo county.

The Sun Microsystems co-founder bought properties bordering San Mateo’s Martins Beach for roughly $32 million back in 2008, and closed off public access to it in 2010.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the California Coastal Commission and the State Lands Commission, revives the decade-long bitter legal battle over access to that beach. Their argument revolves on whether Martins Beach has historically been a public beach.

Read the full story in the Business Insider

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