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In California, the Press-Enterprise reports that Tesco was successful yesterday when it went to court to stop a proposed injunction that would have prevented it from continuing construction work on its Riverside distribution center. A full hearing is scheduled for April 30.

Tesco argued that delays from a frivolous preliminary injunction could cost it more than $50 million.

The court challenge was filed by Health First, a group that says it is concerned about air quality in the region. However, there has been speculation and accusations that Health First is simply a beard for union organizers looking to slow Tesco down because it has not committed to hiring a unionized workforce. Health First is unknown to California environmental activists, and reportedly has refused to provide documentation about who or what is providing its funding.
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