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Judicial Committee of the Privy Council revives suit to block Antigua and Barbuda airstrip construction over environmental concerns

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The court of last resort for Britain’s overseas colonies and some Commonwealth countries revived a lawsuit seeking to block the construction of an airstrip in Antigua and Barbuda over environmental concerns on Tuesday. The case pertains to the construction of an airstrip on the island of Barbuda, which began in 2017 without a permit.

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Norway ends dispute with Sámi people over construction of wind farm on indigenous land

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Norway announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement with the indigenous Sámi people after a three-year dispute over the construction of Europe’s largest onshore wind farm. In October 2021, the Supreme Court of Norway unanimously ruled that the wind farm’s construction violated indigenous rights.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline asks US Supreme Court to lift stay on pipeline construction

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Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) LLC asked Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday to vacate a stay imposed by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit halting the construction of one of the last portions of a 303-mile natural gas pipeline running from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia.

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Construction of Amazon HQ in South Africa halted by court

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South Africa’s Western Cape Division of the High Court Wednesday halted the construction of Amazon’s new Africa headquarters and ordered the developer to consult with local indigenous people who say the site is on sacred land. The post Construction of Amazon HQ in South Africa halted by court appeared first on JURIST - News.

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Poland begins construction of wall on Poland-Belarus border

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The Polish Border Guards announced Tuesday that construction has begun on a border wall between Poland and Belarus designed to reduce unauthorized migration from Belarus. The post Poland begins construction of wall on Poland-Belarus border appeared first on JURIST - News. The wall is expected to be 186km in length and will cost 1.6

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Real Estate & Construction News Roundup (5/22/24) – Federal Infrastructure Money, Hotel Development Pipelines, and Lab Space Construction

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by Pillsbury's Construction & Real Estate Law Team In our latest roundup, Virginia’s governor signs two bills into law, $929 billion in outstanding commercial mortgages come due, banks prepare for delinquencies related to office space, and more! Continue Reading ›

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Claim Construction and the Power of Preferred Embodiments

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Netflix revolves around the construction of the claim term “drive server” found in Broadcom’s U.S. The decision reaffirms the significance of preferred embodiments in claim construction and their potential to shape the validity of patent claims. Under the broader construction, the claims were found invalid as obvious.