Walmart officials on Tuesday said they will take their case for starting construction on a new store in Burbank to a state appellate court after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled he doesn’t have jurisdiction to hear the appeal.
Walmart has been fighting an injunction preventing work on a new store adjacent to the Empire Center in Burbank.
The injunction also forced the city of Burbank to suspend its approval of building permits pending a trial. A Superior Court judge ruled on Thursday, though, that he did not have jurisdiction over the appeal to the injunction.
“We are moving forward with our appeal of the injunction because our contention remains that our permits were issued validly,” Walmart spokeswoman Rachel Wall said in a statement. “The facts show that the city of Burbank properly issued the building permits for the Walmart store just as they have with the 1,200 previously issued permits in the Empire Center.”