A hearing was held in Yolo Superior Court on July 30 before judge Daniel Maguire in Department 15, for the purpose of addressing a request by attorneys for Burger King to establish a temporary restraining order against construction activities for Paul Petrovich’s proposed Starbucks project, adjacent to Burger King on West Main Street.

Timothy Taylor of Stoel Rives LLP appeared at this hearing for Burger King, which has on July 11 filed a lawsuit against Woodland City Council (petition for writ of mandate and complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief for violation of the California Environmental Quality Act and violation of other relevant state and municipal law).

Steven Herum of Herum Crabtree of Stockton appeared for Paul Petrovich.  Kara Ueda of Best Best & Kreiger appeared for City of Woodland.

Taylor was successful in obtaining a temporary restraining order, on a limited basis:  site prep work will be allowed, but no above ground construction shall take place under this court order.

Judicial hearings on the merits of Burger King’s lawsuit will now proceed, while this restraining order is in place.