For Vulcan Materials Company, Western Division: On February 19, 2013, the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal ruled in favor of JMBM client Vulcan Materials Company in a CEQA challenge brought against the City of Azusa by the City of Duarte. Duarte sought to prevent Vulcan’s plans to change the location of […]
Construction & Building Materials
In a decision published on February 8, 2013, the Second Appellate District Court ruled in favor of JMBM client Troesh Materials, LLC in a challenge brought pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) against the County of Santa Barbara’s approval of Troesh’s Diamond Rock Sand and Gravel Mine and Processing Facility (the “Diamond Rock […]
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP announced that its client, Western Aggregates LLC – a subsidiary of Eagle Materials Inc. – prevailed in a hearing before the State Mining and Geology Board (Board) to determine the validity of “vested rights” to mine and produce construction materials from lands in the Yuba Goldfields, one of the […]
California Sportfishing Protection Alliance v. Mathews Readymix, LLC, Case No. 2:06-CV-0505-MCE-GGH, involved litigation challenging stormwater discharges. JMBM represents Eagle Materials Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Western Aggregates LLC, Mathews Readymix LLC, and Nevada Cement Company on a wide range of environmental matters. JMBM represents Eagle on various permitting issues relating to the Yuba Goldfields in […]
JMBM’s Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy (GLUEE) lawyers represent a wide range of industries, businesses, trade groups and individuals at every level of government, particularly throughout the state of California. Our particular strength is handling all permitting and compliance issues for clients seeking to locate and develop new sites, relocate or expand operations. When […]
JMBM’s Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy (GLUEE) lawyers offer comprehensive strategies for clearing the many environmental hurdles that confront all proposed projects before, during, and after development. Environmental approvals are particularly complex for the many projects we represent in California where, as part of the development process, we prepare and review documentation to ensure […]
The Firm successfully represented an aggregate mining operator secure federal and local permits for the largest federally-contracted construction aggregate project in the United States.
After precedent-breaking litigation, JMBM client, United Rock Products Corporation, and the city of Irwindale, California reached agreement to extend the life of the Irwindale quarries for 25 years. The transaction is most notable for the creation of a joint powers authority between the city of Irwindale and the Irwindale Reclamation Authority. Under the arrangement, the […]
The Firm represented a construction materials company in defense of a state-court challenge to mining rights for the largest sand and gravel deposit in North America.
For Vulcan Chemical Co., in a multi-party CERCLA cost recovery case regarding an aluminum smelter in Southern California’s Inland Empire, JMBM successfully resolved the case after a successful CERCLA summary motion involving an aluminum smelter in the Inland Empire. The summary motion was followed by favorable resolution of cost recovery litigation.