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CERCLA Is Still Constitutional

To paraphrase Shakespeare, United States v. Sterling Centrecorp, Inc., is a great feast of legal argument. The PRP in that case purchased the assets of a mining company whose operations in California had caused releases of...more

Illinois Appellate Court Vacates Two Judgments Entered Against Honeywell for Failing to Produce Consultant at Trial

Officer, director, employee or independent contractor? The nature of a company's relationship with its consultant determines its obligation to produce that person at trial, an Illinois appellate court ruled in early February...more

We're People Too: Corporation Have Standing to File CEQA Citizen Suits

Corporations now have the ability to file citizen suits to assert public interests without facing heightened scrutiny by the courts. The California Supreme Court ruled that a coalition of plastic bag manufacturers and...more

The California Supreme Court Takes on the Eternal Question: Paper or Plastic?

The Court answered two questions in its ruling: (1) a corporate entity is not subject to a heightened standard in determining whether it has "standing" to bring a lawsuit under CEQA; and (2) the City of Manhattan Beach was...more

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