The legal battle to stop a Wal-Mart from opening in Burbank is scheduled to go to trial on Aug. 17, when a judge will consider an injunction seeking to halt renovations on the building that will house the new store.
Three Burbank residents who filed suit seeking to stop the renovation of the former Great Indoors site are 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 the motion, the trio say that Wal-Mart gave notice in a letter to its attorney that it planned to start improvements last week.
The three women are represented by attorney Gideon Kracov, who is also legal counsel for United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770. Wal-Mart representatives said the union, which has repeatedly failed to unionize the company's workforce, has an ax to grind.