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For the California Mining Association: JMBM achieved a high wind exemption critical to large construction projects throughout Southern California

JMBM attorneys, acting on behalf of the California Mining Association (CMA), filed suit against the South Coast Air Quality Management District challenging its adoption of a new regulation. As part of the settlement JMBM achieved for the CMA, the SCAQMD was required to amend the regulation and allow a high wind exemption critical to CMA […]

Environmental, Government and Land Use

For CEMEX, Inc.: JMBM scored a significant victory in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for a mine project, which involved the relationship of the federal Endangered Species Act to state law

On June 5, 2006, JMBM scored a significant victory for the firm’s client, CEMEX, Inc., when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and CEMEX, Inc. 450 F.3d 930 (9th Cir. 2006). The Center’s lawsuit challenged authorizations by the Service […]

Environmental

Getting Results – Prevailing against the regulators

JMBM lawyers, acting on behalf of the California Mining Association, filed suit against the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) challenging its adoption of a new regulation. As part of the settlement we achieved for our client, the SCAQMD was required to amend the regulation and allow a high wind exemption critical to CMA […]

Environmental

Getting Results – A big litigation win

JMBM scored a significant victory for the firm’s client, CEMEX, Inc., when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and CEMEX, Inc. The Center’s lawsuit challenged authorizations by the Service in favor of the Soledad Canyon Sand and Gravel […]

Corporate

Getting Results – An unprecedented development agreement – Corporate

After precedent-breaking litigation, JMBM client United Rock Products Corporation and the city of Irwindale, California reached an 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—the first such arrangement […]