Gregory Lahr

Gregory Lahr

Sedgwick LLP

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Los Angeles City Council Votes to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing: Home Rule or Preemption

Following a string of bans enacted by municipalities in New York, Texas, Hawaii, New Mexico (a countywide ban was enacted), Vermont and New Jersey, the Los Angeles City Council approved the adoption of a local ordinance...more

3/6/2014 - Fracking Fracking Bans Home Rule States Oil & Gas Preemption

New York’s Highest Court Rappels Down From Possible Major Shift in Insurance Law in K2 Decision

Today, the New York Court of Appeals elected to adhere to precedent in holding that an insurer is indeed allowed to rely on its policy exclusions when faced with a request for indemnity, even if the insurer was not correct in...more

2/19/2014 - Breach of Duty Duty to Defend Indemnification K2 Investment Group

Fracking: A New Contact Sport

One of the more interesting developments coming from the rise in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the efforts by municipalities to prohibit or limit fracking in their backyards, and the ensuing debates on the...more

2/4/2014 - Environmental Policies Fracking Fracking Bans Natural Gas Shale Gas

Pending California Legislature Bill Aims to Increase Regulations on Hydraulic Fracturing

May 29, 2013, the California Senate passed the first bill attempting to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in this state. Senate Bill 4, headed by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), has since been sent to the...more

7/18/2013 - Energy Policy Fracking Fracking Bans Natural Resources Oil & Gas Proposed Regulation Resource Extraction

Obama Administration Acts on Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations With the Release of Its Revised Rules

On May 13, 2013, the Department of Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a set of revised proposed rules governing hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. The revised rules come on the heels of...more

6/27/2013 - Barack Obama Bureau of Land Management Department of the Interior Fracking Government Land Wastewater

N.Y. Appellate Division Affirms Zoning Ordinance Banning Hydraulic Fracturing

Sedgwick’s Hydraulic Fracturing Task Force has been watching the ongoing litigation involving hydraulic fracturing (fracking) bans in the towns of Dryden and Middlefield, N.Y. In February 2012 we reported on the Supreme...more

5/9/2013 - Fracking Fracking Bans Local Ordinance

In New York, One Priest’s Multiple Acts of Sexual Abuse on a Minor Constitutes Multiple Occurrences

Yesterday, New York State’s highest court, for the “first time,” ruled on the meaning of “occurrence” in the context of multiple incidents of sexual abuse of a minor by a priest that spanned several years and policy periods. ...more

5/9/2013 - Catholic Church Minors Priests Sexual Abuse

Hydraulic Fracking – Recent Developments in CA, NY, NJ and PA

For our readers who are keeping tabs on developments in the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) industry, we thought you would be interested in Sedgwick’s latest Hydraulic Fracturing News Flash regarding a recent proposal in...more

12/21/2012 - Chris Christie EPA Fracking Marcellus Shale Oil & Gas

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