Caltrans Can't Shake Enviro Suit Over Highway Project

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday granted the Federal Highway Administration's bid to escape an environmental suit over a highway project but denied a similar dismissal motion by the California Department of Transportation, a co-defendant in the case.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White said the suit by several environmental groups over the planned construction of the four-lane Willits Bypass project in California could not stand against the FHWA because the agency had signed over all of its liability on the project to Caltrans in a...
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Center For Biological Diversity et al v. Federal Highway Administration et al


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3:12-cv-02172

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California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision

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Jeffrey S. White

Date Filed

May 1, 2012

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