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Defense Research Institute Reports on Beveridge & Diamond Appellate Win Preempting Solid Waste Ordinance

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 26, 2013

DRI, the leading organization for defense lawyers, reports in its latest issue of its online magazine The Voice on the Firm's recent win in the California Court of Appeal. In a unanimous opinion, the Court ruled that California law preempted a voter initiative that sought to limit solid waste imports into Solano County, California. The decision in Sierra Club v. County of Solano, 2013 WL 3963602 (Cal. App. 2013), also rejected arguments that intervening legislation should not be given effect while the case was on appeal, and rejected arguments for preserving the attorney fee award to the environmental petitioners that sought to enforce the voter initiative against Beveridge & Diamond's client, the Potrero Hills Landfill. To read the article in The Voice, click here. The case has also been the subject of articles in BNA Daily Environment Report, Westlaw Journal Environmental, Law 360, and Greenwire, quoting Firm Principal Jimmy Slaughter, who led the representation along with litigators Gary Smith and Lily Chinn from the Firm's California office.




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