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November was a relatively light month for the Illinois Supreme Court on the civil docket, with only one civil case on for argument. Today, we report on the oral argument in Gillespie Community Unit School Dist. No. 7 v. Wight...more
A recent case from the Third Circuit has muddied the waters for emissions facilities complying with Clean Air Act (“CAA”) permits. In Bell v. Cheswick Generating Station, 2013 WL 4418637 (Aug. 20, 2013), the Third Circuit...more
Ground zero for climate change and rising sea levels in the United States is not a status to which any state aspires. Florida distastefully remembers 2005 when four hurricanes — Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne — roared...more
Summer is finally here and with it comes the latest edition of Minerals Matters. In this edition we have covered a wider range of topics than ever before reflecting the breadth of expertise held within the DLA Piper Mining...more
The California Court of Appeal recently held that one of the three elements needed to establish the design immunity defense -- discretionary approval -- may be established either by evidence of appropriate discretionary...more
On July 25, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided Sansotta v. Town of Nags Head, a case out of North Carolina. Sansotta dealt with the important issue of “ripeness,” which asks whether a...more
Ground zero for climate change and rising sea levels in the United States is not a status to which any state aspires. ...more
Significant amendments affecting the liability of self-regulating organizations and building owners became effective on 1 July 2013.
Seventeen neighbors of the Consumers Energy Lake Wind Energy Park have filed a complaint in Mason County claiming the wind farm has negatively impacted property values and caused sleep disruption, headaches, ringing ears,...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 2009, the Nevada legislature enacted a statute intended to remove private barriers to landowners’ harnessing of wind energy...more
In This Issue:
-AC31211 - Aguinaldo v. Warner
-AC33771 - Thompson Gardens West Condominium Assn., Inc. v. Masto
-AC33850 - Unifund CCR Partners v. Schaeppi
-AC33400 - Samnard Associates, LLC...more
On November 21, 2012, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a decision with potentially far-reaching implications. In Collard v. Vista Paving Corp., 2012 COA 208 (2012), the court concluded that contractors have a duty to warn...more
The Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America v. Justiss highlights a subtle but important point regarding the way appellate courts treat undisputed facts. The case concerned claims by...more
One of the most common items attorneys will put into a brief or a case presentation is an overhead map of the relevant area. Since the dawn of Google, attorneys have grown accustomed to copying and pasting the image of a...more
On October 5, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck out an action brought by Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium) against the Ontario government seeking $2.5 billion in damages occasioned by Ontario’s...more
Poet Robert Frost wrote that “fences make good neighbors” in the early 1900’s but his simple instruction still has applications to living in urban areas today....more
Today, the Virginia Supreme Court issued several opinions affecting the practice of Virginia local government law.
The cases involve (1) the Gloucester County School Board and the Public Procurement Act, (2) Albemarle...more
New York brain injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, comments on the rise in pedestrian-bicycle accidents resulting in brain injury in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Since June, serious collisions between...more
In This Newsletter:
- SLG Assists in Jury Trial Victory
- Firm Wins Discovery Mandamus
- Amicus Curiae's Position Prevails
- Other Noteables
- Selected Texas Appellate Law Blog Posts
SLG Assists in Jury...more
You’ve probably used Google Maps for driving directions. But have you tried using it for your case? From a litigation standpoint, there is no quicker and easier way to start building useful demonstratives for your client than...more
New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on
a crane accident which occurred a short time before 9-11 events to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
The crane accident...more
On August 26, 2011, the Texas Supreme Court reversed and remanded a decision by the 9th Court of Appeals that determined that holders of underground injection well permits issued by the Texas Commission on...more
Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law on April 21, 2011:
The Virginia Supreme Court issued several opinions on April 21, 2011 affecting Virginia local government law. The following summaries come...more
In William Bookout v. State of California ex rel. Department of Transportation, the Second District Court of Appeal provided important guidance on whether an inverse condemnation action is subject to a three-year or five-year...more