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January, 2009 Articles

Land Use and Natural Resources & Mining JMBM Development Rights: JMBM Lawyer Wins Attorneys’ Fees for Client in CEQA Lawsuit Defense

On November 14, 2008, federal court Judge A. Howard Matz of the United States District Court, Central District of California, awarded JMBM’s client, CEMEX, the full amount of attorneys’ fees requested for its defense of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuit. The attorneys’ fees were incurred in the last round of litigation involving actions […]

Labor & Employment American Bar Association: Winter 2009 Newsletter: The Employee Free Choice Act Will Usher In a New Era of Unionization, But How Quickly Will it Become Law?

THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT WILL USHER IN A NEW ERA OF UNIONIZATION, BUT HOW QUICKLY WILL IT BECOME LAW? by Travis Gemoets ABA’s Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Committee News on Employment Law & Litigation, Winter 2009 For thirty years, the number of unionized employees in the American workforce has been in decline. Across […]