A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Wednesday said he may not have jurisdiction over an appeal of an injunction that has blocked construction of a Walmart adjacent to the Empire Center in Burbank.
“Once the notice of appeal has been filed, things like moving to modify or dissolve can no longer be heard [in this court]. Otherwise, that would interrupt the appeal,” Judge Robert O’Brien said in the downtown L.A. courtroom.
An appeal is generally heard in a court of appeals.
Walmart had been planning to renovate the former Great Indoors and open in mid- to late-2013. However, the injunction granted in August effectively halted all work until claims raised in a lawsuit filed by three Burbank residents earlier this year are settled.