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The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government can Impose on Developers
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Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
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Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
Stealth Lawyer: Tama Matsuoka Wong, Forager for Restaurant Daniel
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
New Consumer Product Regulations: Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Need to Prepare
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
Sackett v EPA - Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders - David Cooke
Is Fracking Safe?
California Redevelopment Agency Update: The Implications of the Matosantos Decision
Vapor Intrusion: A Game-Changer in How Property is Being Evaluated by Regulators & Lenders
Protecting and Perfecting Condominium Entitlements in a Down Economy
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, recently granted an insurer’s summary judgment with respect to a policyholder’s tort claim for the bad faith refusal to pay a claim, dismissing...more
There’s a dust up occurring between the City of Los Angeles and the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (“Great Basin”). What’s the dust up about?
Yes, even something as naturally occurring and...more
The California Supreme Court recently ruled, in a case involving environmental damage at a State controlled waste site, that multiple insurers, who provided coverage to the State at different periods between 1964-1976, are...more
The City of Whittier, California wants to allow oil drilling on a 20 acre parcel of land purchased as part of a much larger parcel acquired by the City in the 1990’s using bond funds approved by Proposition A. The Santa...more
Draft regulations regarding toxic substances in consumer products were issued for comment by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on July 27, 2012.
Referred to as the “Safer Consumer Product...more
The price of solar panels has fallen 80 percent the past two years and more than 50 percent in the last year alone, according to an article in the Los Angeles Business Journal.
But recently the Chinese, who control about...more
California enacted the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) in 2006. The wide-reaching environmental law is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by implementing a market based cap-and-trade program tied to an...more
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulates discarded solid or hazardous waste. A recent lawsuit by environmental groups advanced a novel legal argument that diesel particulates found in diesel exhaust emitted...more
What We’ve Got Here is A Failure to Pig
In 2006, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. shut down its pipelines and oil production in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska after leaks were discovered in two of its pipelines. Both leaks resulted from...more
On April 4, the Washington Court of Appeals issued its decision in Unigard Insurance Company v. Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company. The case pertains to the scope of damages that may be assessed for an insurer’s bad faith...more
Our client operated a waste treatment facility. The complaint alleges the defendant shipped waste that did not conform to the provided profile, but rater, contained a toxic organic substance. The non-conforming waste...more
ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE: BEWARE - NOT ALL LAWYERS ARE TREATED EQUALLY
Clients utilizing in-house counsel may not have the same rights to claim attorney-client privilege as clients who engage retained counsel, and counsel...more