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In re Border Infrastructure Environmental Litigation
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Immigration Law, Construction
Held that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had the statutory authority to expedite construction of physical border barriers near San Diego and...
02/11/2019 18-55474
Rand Resources, LLC v. City of Carson
Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Construction
In an opinion that clarifies the scope of the anti-SLAPP statute, the California Supreme Court held that only certain causes of action here arose from...
02/04/2019 S235735
Berkeley Hills Watershed Coalition v. City of Berkeley
California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law, Construction
Held that a neighborhood organization could not stop the construction of three new single-family homes in a certain location, despite alleged...
01/30/2019 A153942
Trustees of the Suburban Teamsters v. The E Company
United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA, Construction
Held that a construction business that ceased operations and cut off its pension contributions was subject to withdrawal liability under ERISA's...
01/29/2019 18-2273
Aspic Engineering and Construction Co. v. ECC Centcom Constructors, LLC
United States Ninth Circuit
Military Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Construction
Held that an arbitrator made an "irrational" decision in a contract dispute between two government contractors. Affirmed the district court's...
01/28/2019 17-16510
84 Lumber Co. v. Continental Casualty Co.
United States Fifth Circuit
Construction
Held that a subcontractor could not proceed with its lawsuit against a general contractor seeking payment for work on a project to build public...
01/24/2019 18-30170
McCorkle Eastside Neighborhood Group v. City of St. Helena
California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law, Construction
Held that citizen groups lacked a valid basis to challenge a city council's decision to approve the construction of an eight-unit multifamily...
01/10/2019 A153238
Venice Coalition to Preserve Unique Community Character v. City of Los Angeles
California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Construction
Held that a citizen group could not proceed with its claims that the City of Los Angeles engaged in a pattern and practice of illegally exempting...
01/09/2019 B285295
Berkeley Cement, Inc. v. Regents of the University of California
California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Construction
Held that mediation costs fall within the category of costs that may be awarded in the trial court’s discretion. Affirmed an award to the prevailing...
01/07/2019 F073455
Yu v. Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp.
California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Construction
Affirmed an order voiding a default judgment on procedural grounds. Held that the complaint did not provide adequate notice to sustain a default...
01/04/2019 G054522

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