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 […]
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 […]
On December 8, 2008, JMBM attorneys successfully challenged an attempt by the City of Los Angeles to unlawfully impose conditions of approval on a proposed infill apartment project that was entitled to a height limit increase under SB 1818, the state density bonus law. Louise Apts. LLC v. City of Los Angeles is the first […]
In City of Santa Clarita v. U.S. Department of Interior (2004), USDC, Case No. CV-04-1572; U.S. Court of Appeals, Case Nos. 06-55225 and 06-55960 (2006) JMBM successfully represented CEMEX in obtaining an award of attorneys’ fees against an environmental plaintiff for bad faith NEPA litigation, and the fee award was upheld on appeal by 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 […]
For a national scrap metal recycling enterprise, JMBM successfully defended the client in an administrative hearing before the Regional Water Quality Control Board and subsequent appeal before the State Water Resources Control Board concerning water quality, stormwater, and waste discharge issues.
In California Coastal Commission and State Lands Commission v. Trancas Property Owners Assn, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. SC086150, JMBM’s Kenneth Ehrlich served as lead counsel and achieved a favorable resolution for the defendants in a highly publicized litigation brought against a Malibu-area homeowners association and association officers in connection with […]
JMBM represented Target Corp. in a significant Brownfields redevelopment project, including the transformation of a former nuclear fuel rod manufacturing site into a retail center.
For a public property owner in Huntington Beach, California, JMBM prosecuted CERCLA, RCRA and common law claims against the lessee of a former gun range facility.
For a property owner in Orange County: JMBM prosecuted CERCLA, RCRA and common law claims against former owners and operators of two landfill sites.