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In an issue of first impression in Texas, the state’s highest court will hear arguments in December 2013 in a case involving a party’s claim to recover stigma damages following the cleanup of environmental contamination to...more
Despite the statement by the Texas Supreme Court in State Farm Lloyds v. Johnson that the scant precedent involving disputes about the scope of appraisal suggests that appraisals generally resolve such disputes,” both...more
In This Issue:
- KEEP IT CLEAN: EPA ENDORSES NEW ASTM STANDARD FOR CONDUCTING ESAS:
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a rule to recognize the updated standard of the...more
The Nevada Supreme Court has addressed the economic loss doctrine in the context of commercial construction disputes in a number of cases over the past several years. Nevada’s general rule, as detailed below, is that the...more
In California, the economic loss rule addresses the distinction between suits in contract and tort. A contract claim can typically be pursued to recover all damages proximately caused by breach of contract, unless expressly...more
Legal Solutions: the quarterly client newsletter from Sullivans Law: September 2013...more
Last week, the California Court of Appeal for the Second District reversed a trial court’s decision which dismissed a tenant’s lawsuit against a shopping center landlord based on the disparity between estimates of certain...more
There is an ever-present possibility that a land owner may be held liable in damages for the injuries and consequences of criminal acts of strangers. ...more
The recent judgment of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Dymocks v Capral  NSWSC 343 held an architect and supplier liable for events that happened in 1989. This case is an important reminder that contracts...more
On July 10, 2013, a divided panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERLCA or Superfund), the federal law redressing disposal of...more
In its recent decision in Tower Ins. Co. of New York v. Blocker, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98296 (M.D. Fla. July 15, 2013), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida had occasion to consider the scope...more
The recent wildfires raging through Colorado have once again proven tragic for our state. The 2013 wildfire season has already led to loss of life, property and, in many cases, revenue. For many, insurance will provide the...more
Three days of unusually heavy rainfall has caused extensive flooding in Alberta, Canada. Calgary, the epicenter of Canada’s energy industry, was particularly hard hit, with flooding of the city itself and widespread loss of...more
A Return to the Basics -
Reading, understanding and interpreting an insurance policy can get pretty complicated. Coverage, exclusions, definitions, notice requirements, time limits – every provision of a policy can be...more
I was in trial last month.
I couldn’t have asked for a better judge. Smart, fair . . . and witty.
During the pretrial conference, opposing counsel and I were arguing over whether there was a difference between...more
Legal Solutions: your quarterly client newsletter from Sullivans Law: June 2013 ...more
The Fourth Circuit doesn't get into matters of LLC law very often, but it did last week in Painter's Mill Grille, LLC v. Brown. The LLC and its members were suing their landlord for discriminating against them on the basis of...more
Have you been involved in an accident on a construction site in Hawaii? If so, a ruling from Hawaii’s Court of Appeals may be relevant.
On Monday of this week, the Massachusetts’s Division of Insurance issued a bulletin mandating prompt investigation of business interruption, property damage and medical insurance claims by policyholders victimized by the...more
Property owners often bristle at statements that local government staff make to prospective tenants or purchasers of their property, concerned that they will be scared away by overly harsh or inaccurate speech. When those...more
In an issue of first impression, and a rare opinion about insurance coverage, the Connecticut Supreme Court addressed whether an insurer has a duty to defend an additional insured when the complaint in the underlying personal...more
In a recent decision likely to significantly expand the use of tort law in areas previously restricted to contract law, the Supreme Court of Florida limited application of the economic loss doctrine to product liability...more
After years of litigation, BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and BP America Production Company (collectively, "BP") entered a class-wide settlement ("BP Settlement") that covers most businesses located in the Gulf Coast...more
On January 16, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published its new guidance on vapor intrusion, including significant changes to the groundwater vapor intrusion screening levels....more
Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ended 16 years of toxic tort litigation relating to fugitive hexavalent chromium (C6) exposure involving the City of Willits and...more