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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 brought against CEMEX with respect to a proposed sand and gravel quarry in Southern California. In this action, JMBM successfully defended the adequacy—under CEQA—of an environmental impact report prepared by the County of Los Angeles. JMBM sought and obtained on behalf of CEMEX, a substantial award of attorneys’ fees.

CEMEX is a worldwide producer of cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates. For more information on this case and JMBM’s capabilities in representing construction and building materials companies, contact JMBM’s Environmental Group co-chair, Kerry Shapiro at 415.984.9612 or at