Calif. Appellate Court OKs Antioch Wal-Mart Expansion

Law360, Los Angeles (November 28, 2012, 9:37 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday handed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. a major victory in its long-running effort to expand in Antioch, Calif., ruling the city properly applied its development plan when it approved a superstore expansion without reviewing environmental issues.

A three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal held that supplemental environmental impact reports aren't always required under the California Environmental Quality Act for property development or store expansion.

In its 14-page decision, the court pointed to a 2010 state appellate court decision that green-lighted...
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