The legal battle to stop a Walmart from opening in Burbank is scheduled to go to trial on Aug. 17, when a judge will consider an injunction seeking to halt renovations at the new store site.
The three Burbank residents seeking to stop the renovation of the former Great Indoors site — Shanna Ingalsbee, Katherine Olson and Yvette Ziraldo — have filed a lawsuit demanding that more be done to study the economic and environmental impact of the world's largest retailer moving in next to the Empire Center.
In their motion, the trio state that Walmart gave notice by letter to their attorney that it planned to start improvements last week, although as of Tuesday afternoon, it didn't appear any work had begun on the interior of the building.
The three women are represented by attorney Gideon Kracov, who is also legal counsel for United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 770. Walmart representatives have previously claimed Kracov's union client has an ax to grind.