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Court Halts Wal-Mart in Burbank

BURBANK, Calif. — Construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter here has been halted by a court injunction that will force the city to reassess whether the project would cause significant harm to local traffic and businesses.

The injunction came as a result of a lawsuit filed in May to halt construction after the city council here had approved permits to allow Wal-Mart to move forward with the renovation of a former Great Indoors store, which had been scheduled to open in mid- to late 2013. The injunction by the Los Angeles County Superior Court stops all work on the store until claims raised in the lawsuit are resolved.

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The suit was filed by three local residents who are being represented by the same attorney who is legal counsel for United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770. The suit claims the city relied on environmental standards that are outdated in granting building permits to Wal-Mart.

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