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Construction litigation arises over lack of environmental study

Most people see some form of construction almost daily. Some people may even carry out these projects themselves. While the end result may be to make an area better, it can be difficult to reach those results when issues with the projects arise. In some cases, other parties may feel that violations have occurred that warrant construction litigation.

California readers may be interested in a case that is currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that the issue revolves around a roadway construction project and its environmental impacts. A federal lawsuit was filed against the state's Department of Transportation as it is believed that an environmental study was not conducted before the project began. The suit hopes to bring the project to a stop until the study takes place.

The state indicated that an environmental study was not necessary for this construction project. The case was still underway at the time of the report as a change of judge recently took place. Each side will have the opportunity to argue whether the project should be put on hold. Until that hearing occurs, the Department of Transportation was allowed to continue working on the project.

Issues or perceived issues with a construction project can cause a number of setbacks. When the problems also lead to construction litigation, it can be difficult to get the project moving or completed. Unfortunately, this type of lawsuit is not uncommon, especially with major projects. If individuals in California find themselves involved in such a case, they may want to speak with their legal counsel about the best ways to approach their particular scenarios.

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