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Attorney says California Air Resources Board nitrogen oxide calculation is 'small snag' on path to environmentally friendly state

John Revak Jun. 19, 2017, 8:07pm

Attorney says California Air Resources Board emission calculation is 'small snag' that can be fixed

Appeals court orders California Air Resources Board to change how it calculates greenhouse gas emissions

David Hutton Jun. 9, 2017, 11:57am

A California appeals court recently reversed a lower court’s decision to discharge a court order that had mandated the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to correct several violations of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) it had committed when it attempted to implement the state’s low carbon fuel standards regulations (LCFS).

California Department of Conservation to go back to trial over alleged evasion of environmental laws

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 8, 2017, 11:10am

The California Fifth District Court of Appeal recently ruled that a district court erred in its decision to dismiss a case involving allegations that the California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) did not conduct an environmental review before issuing permits for 214 new oil wells in Kern County.

California court denies appeal by limited liability company that failed to pay taxes

Melissa Busch Apr. 18, 2017, 10:06am

A California appeals court recently dismissed a motion to toss out a default judgment filed against a household and commercial storage business because the company lost is status as a limited liability company after failing to pay taxes.

Medical-malpractice claim regarding wire in patient dismissed by California appellate court

Jessica Caimi Feb. 15, 2017, 11:59am

FRESNO, Calif. — A California appeals court recently dismissed a medical-malpractice action that alleged improper medical care involving a wire left in a patient's body.

Appeals court overturns $73.4 million ruling in Kings County

Michelle de Leon Nov. 22, 2016, 11:51pm

FRESNO – A California appeals court has reversed a $73.4 million verdict in favor of a new city proposal in Kings County, a move that now casts uncertainty over the plan.

Court approves environmental report for proposed Tehachapi Walmart

S. Laney Griffo Sep. 26, 2016, 12:22pm

FRESNO – The 5th District Court of Appeals in Fresno ruled last month in favor of the city of Tehachapi for the proposed building of a Walmart. The appeal came after the city addressed several environmental concerns about the project.

Off-duty prison guards can carry concealed weapons, ruling says

Jenna Spinelle Sep. 8, 2016, 8:43pm

FRESNO – Prison guards in Stanislaus County can now carry concealed weapons while off duty without a permit, signaling what is expected to be the end of a disagreement between county officials and the union representing the guards.