Puerto Rico Court Halts Development In Northeast Coast

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 3:26 PM EST) -- A Puerto Rico appeals court on Wednesday temporarily barred any development in an untouched region of the commonwealth's northeast coast pending the review of a lawsuit filed by conservationists seeking to protect the area.

The ruling temporarily halts construction in an area encompassing more than 3,000 acres of land that had been designated as a nature reserve in 2007 but opened for some development in 2009 through a law signed by Gov. Luis Fortuno.

“In the interests of making the jurisdiction effective in this case, the court has ordered a halt to all...
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