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DOJ Issues Policy Memo Limiting the Use of Supplemental Environmental Projects in Federal Settlements

by Downey Brand LLP on

On June 7, 2017, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a policy memorandum dated June 5, 2017 that prohibits the allocation of settlement funds to non-governmental, third-party organizations, as a condition of...more

Corporate Criminal Liability: Legal Causation and the Application of Absolute Vicarious Liability in the XTO Energy Prosecution

In this high-profile criminal prosecution of XTO Energy by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, the scope of corporate criminal liability for the actions of third parties is likely to take center stage later this year...more

"BP's Settlement With DOJ: Lessons Learned Within the Congressional Investigations Arena"

On November 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that BP Exploration and Production Inc. (BP) has agreed to plead guilty to a 14-count criminal information and pay a record $4 billion in criminal fines and...more

Supreme Court Reverses Criminal Fine

by Burr & Forman on

On June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Southern Union Co. v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 2344 (2012). The 6-3 decision overturned an $18 million criminal penalty for the illegal storage of mercury on the...more

Ford v. Edgewood Properties, Inc. (USDC NJ 8/31/2012)

Ford v. Edgewood Properties, Inc. - RICO and Conspiracy Claims Against Environmental Consultant Survive MSJ

by John Jewell on

Ford v. Edgewood Properties, Inc. - RICO and Conspiracy Claims Against Environmental Consultant Survive MSJ In the Ford Motor Company v. Edgewood Properties, Inc., Case 2:06-cv-01278-ES-CLW (USDC NJ 8/31/12) case, Civil...more

McAfee & Taft RegLINC - May 2012: First criminal charges filed in Deepwater Horizon spill by Chris Paul

by McAfee & Taft on

A former engineer for BP has been arrested and charged with obstruction of justice for deleting text messages related to how much oil was flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the spring of 2010....more

Ten Questions with Beau James Brock

by Beau James Brock on

Interview with Beau James Brock published in the Baton Rouge Bar Association's Around the Bar periodical in April 2012....more

BP Gulf Oil Spill Suit Marks the Beginning of a Very Long Road

by Nancie G. Marzulla on

On the one-year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill that killed 11 workers and produced what has been called the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history, BP, p.l.c. today filed blockbuster lawsuits in federal district...more

Illinois Intentional Tort Litigation and Personal Injury Attorneys

by Howard Ankin on

Intentional torts are not a widely understood area of the law for laymen because most of tort law centers around issues of negligence and strict liability. In an intentional tort, the defendant is accused of purposeful...more

The U.S. Supreme Court Prepares For Its New Term

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Today?s new cases include 2 cases that are of particular significance to the business community. See full legal update for the questions presented in the following cases: Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v....more

Seneca County 2006 Local Law No. 2, Administration & Enforcement of the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention & Bldg. Code & the State...

by Steven Getman on

This local law provides for the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the Uniform Code) and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the Energy Code) in this...more

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