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Queen's Bench

n. 1) the highest court in Great Britain during the reign of a Queen, so that opinions are identified as a volume of Queen's Bench (QB). 2) in the United States, organizations of women lawyers, dating from when women were a small minority of practicing attorneys and needed to encourage each other, urge employment of women attorneys, protect against discrimination, and promote the cause of equality for women lawyers. Recent bar admissions now include close to 50 percent women.

Queen's Bench

the division of the HIGH COURT which mainly deals with civil damages cases such as those based on CONTRACT and TORT. There are three specialist divisions: the COMMERCIAL COURT, the ADMIRALTY COURT and the DIVISIONAL COURT.
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Upon receipt of the CDP for the Upper Bench and completion of the sale of the Lower Bench, the 30-year struggle over development of Bolsa Chica will finally be resolved and approximately 96% of this coastal property will be preserved open space.
In January 2005, the Company submitted a modified CDP application for a project consisting of 349 homes to be built on only 68 acres of the approximately 105-acre upper bench of the Bolsa Chica mesa.
reported that on October 13, 2004, following completion of the public hearing, the Company withdrew its application for a Coastal Development Permit for 379 homes on the upper bench of the Bolsa Chica Mesa in order to have additional time to work with the Commission's staff in an effort to develop changes to the project which would be acceptable to the Commission.
reported that the California Coastal Commission's staff has released its updated staff report related to the application filed by the Company's subsidiary, Hearthside Homes, for a Coastal Development Permit for 379 homes, known as "Brightwater", on the upper bench of the Bolsa Chica mesa.
We believe that our plan for the upper bench complies with the Coastal Act and remain hopeful that the Coastal Commission will approve our permit application at its October hearing.
announced that it has requested a postponement of the California Coastal Commission's August 12, 2004 hearing on the Company's application for a Coastal Development Permit for its residential development project of 379 homes, known as "Brightwater", on the upper bench of the Company's Bolsa Chica Mesa property.
reported that the California Coastal Commission's staff has released its report related to the application filed by the Company's subsidiary, Hearthside Homes, for a Coastal Development Permit for 379 homes, known as "Brightwater," on the upper bench of the Bolsa Chica mesa.
If the Coastal Commission approves our plan for the upper bench and the Wildlife Board approves our sale of the lower bench, we will achieve a reasonable compromise between responsible development and preservation of the environment at Bolsa Chica.
has decided to postpone the hearing on its subsidiary's application for a coastal development permit to build 379 homes on the upper bench of its Bolsa Chica mesa property.
reported that the California Coastal Commission has not yet released its staff report analyzing an application by the Company's subsidiary for a coastal development permit to build 379 homes, known as "Brightwater," on the upper bench of the Company's property on the Bolsa Chica mesa.
In July 2002, Orange County's Board of Supervisors upheld the Planning Commission's approval of the Company's site plan and tentative tract map for development of 379 single- family homes on the upper bench of the Company's Bolsa Chica mesa property.
reported that the California Coastal Commission's staff has informed the Company that it plans to schedule a hearing in April 2004 related to the Company's application for a Coastal Development Permit for 379 homes, known as "Brightwater", on the upper bench of the Bolsa Chica mesa.