Calif. Appeals Court Nixes Wal-Mart Expansion Challenge

Law360, Los Angeles (August 14, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court ruled Monday that a trial court correctly dismissed a suit challenging the approval of a Milpitas, Calif.-based Wal-Mart's expansion plan, finding that the lower court was right to conclude that the retailer was a necessary party in the action.

The Milpitas Coalition for a Better Community — an association of Milpitas and Santa Clara county residents, voters and taxpayers — filed suit in 2011, seeking a writ of mandate ordering the city of Milpitas to revoke its adoption of the plan, which...
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