Enviros Win Injunction On Calif. Highway Project

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday blocked all construction and contract solicitations for work on a California Department of Transportation project to expand Highway 101 through a patch of redwood trees, saying litigation over the plan should proceed first.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request from a group of conservationists for a preliminary injunction on the project, ruling that the risk of irreparable environmental harm outweighed concerns about additional costs created by the delay.

Caltrans is seeking to widen a mile-long stretch of Highway 101...
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Case Information

Case Title

Bair et al v. State of California Department of Transportation et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


William Alsup

Date Filed

September 27, 2010

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