Michael Romey

Michael Romey

Latham & Watkins LLP

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California Supreme Court Decision Could Allow for Greatly Expanded Personal Jurisdiction

The California Supreme Court’s recent opinion on specific jurisdiction may have far-reaching consequences for future actions brought in the state. In the recently published opinion in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior...more

9/21/2016 - Bristol-Myers Squibb CA Supreme Court DaimlerChrysler v Bauman Foreign Corporations Personal Jurisdiction Pharmaceutical Industry

New Wave of State Law Air Pollution Torts?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Bell v. Cheswick could pave the way for more state common law air pollution tort suits and greater exposure for emitters. A new wave of state common law air pollution...more

8/19/2014 - Air Pollution Certiorari Clean Air Act Greenhouse Gas Emissions Oil & Gas Petroleum Refining Power Plants SCOTUS Toxic Exposure

U.S. Supreme Court Allows to Stand Ruling That Sources of Air Pollutants are Subject to State Common Law Tort Claims

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not review a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit allowing state common law tort claims against sources of air pollutants. This spells uncertainty...more

6/18/2014 - Air Pollution Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Clean Power Plan Clean Water Act Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants SCOTUS

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