Caitlin Ross

Caitlin Ross

Sedgwick LLP

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New York Federal Court Finds that CERCLA’s Petroleum Exclusion Covers Benzene Derived from Gasoline Degradation

In White Plains Housing Authority v. Getty Properties Corp., No. 13-cv-6282, 2014 WL 7183991 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 16, 2014), the district court applied the petroleum exclusion of the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...more

2/12/2015 - CERCLA Contamination Dismissals Exclusions Groundwater Oil & Gas

California Federal Court Dismisses CERCLA Claims and Strikes Request for Attorneys’ Fees

In N. Cal. River Watch v. Fluor Corp., __F.Supp.3d__, 2014 WL 4954638 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 2, 2014), a Northern California district court dismissed Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”)...more

11/21/2014 - Attorney's Fees CERCLA Contaminated Properties Department of Toxic Substances Control Environmental Remediation Costs Fluor Standing Storm Water

Indiana Federal Court Reconsiders Prior Ruling and Dismisses Untimely Claims for Injunctive Relief Under the Clean Air Act

In United States v. United States Steel Corp., __F.Supp.2d__, 2014 WL 1577837 (N.D. Ind. Apr. 18, 2014), an Indiana district court judge granted the defendant’s motion for reconsideration, candidly admitted he was wrong the...more

6/10/2014 - Clean Air Act Clean Air Act Violations Motion for Reconsideration Statute of Limitations US Steel

Price Advertisements Matter: Ninth Circuit Finds False Sale Prices Give Plaintiffs UCL Standing

Following the California Supreme Court’s lead in Kwikset that “labels matter,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that “price advertisements matter.” In Hinojos v. Kohl’s, the Ninth Circuit reversed the...more

5/30/2013 - Advertising Class Action Kohls Misrepresentation Purchase Price Retailers Unfair Competition

Online, But Off Song-Beverly: California Supreme Court in a Narrow Ruling Finds That Song-Beverly Does Not Apply to Retailers...

In at least one specific type of transaction, California retailers can now breathe a little easier. In Apple Inc. v. Superior Court (Krescent), No. S199384 (Cal. Feb. 4, 2013), the California Supreme Court found that Section...more

2/14/2013 - Apple Class Action Credit Card Act Digital Downloads Electronically Downloaded Products Internet Retailers Online Payments Personally Identifiable Information Song-Beverly Credit Card Act

Retail Industry Alert -- October 2012: Think You’re Complying With the Song-Beverly? If You’re Collecting Customer Information...

California retailers have been issued another cautionary tale about the pitfalls of requesting personal information from customers at the point-of-sale (POS). The law at issue – the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, California...more

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