lawsuit http://kvpr.org en Judge Blocks California High Speed Rail Financing http://kvpr.org/post/judge-blocks-california-high-speed-rail-financing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>California’s High Speed Rail project may have stalled out in court. A judge ruled today the Rail Authority cannot sell $8 billion in bonds to help fund the project.</p><p>The judge also ordered the Authority to rewrite its $68 billion funding plan before moving forward with construction.</p><p>Jon Coupal is with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which opposes the project.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:39:39 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 25016 at http://kvpr.org Judge Blocks California High Speed Rail Financing Judge: Lawsuit Against Fresno Rendering Plant Can Move Forward http://kvpr.org/post/judge-lawsuit-against-fresno-rendering-plant-can-move-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lawsuit against the operators of a controversial rendering plant in southwest Fresno can move forward, according to an order issued Monday by Superior Court judge Mark </span>Snauffer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The judge ruled that a community group – Concerned Citizens of West Fresno – could seek an injunction to prevent Darling International Inc. from operating the rendering plant without a conditional use permit, based on their claims that it’s a public nuisance.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 02:21:27 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 19923 at http://kvpr.org Judge: Lawsuit Against Fresno Rendering Plant Can Move Forward Lawsuits Pit Businesses Against Disabled Customers http://kvpr.org/post/lawsuits-pit-businesses-against-disabled-customers <p>In 1990, the Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law, prohibiting discrimination against the disabled. It requires the removal of physical barriers in public spaces so the disabled can have full and equal enjoyment of community facilities. </P> <p>But in recent years, Clovis businesses have faced a surge of lawsuits for buildings that aren't up to ADA construction requirements. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 01:08:23 +0000 Shellie Branco 780 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: ADA Lawsuits; Education Budget Cuts http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-ada-lawsuits-education-budget-cuts <p><strong>Segment 1: Disability access lawsuits hit local businesses</strong><br />Over 20 years after the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, compliance with the law&#39;s requirement of equal access remains controversial. Recently, it&#39;s pitted business customers with business owners, resulting in dozens of lawsuits. Reporter Shellie Branco brings us this report on both sides of the access issue.</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 00:41:50 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1212 at http://kvpr.org