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How Courts Have Ruled on the Still-open Issue of Whether the Clean Air Act Preempts State Common Law Tort Suits

In its landmark 2011 decision in American Electric Power Co., Inc. v. Connecticut, et al., 131 S.Ct. 2527 (2011), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection...more

MTBE MDL Judge: Fresno’s Failure to Provide Evidence of Threat to Water Supply Wells Results in Dismissal

Defendants in a multidistrict MTBE product liability litigation, including Sedgwick clients Shell Oil Company, Equilon Enterprises LLC and TMR Company, recently obtained a dismissal with prejudice of MTBE product liability...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update

Environmental and Policy Focus -- Court of Appeals upholds determination: Reuters - Mar 14 - The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday rejected a challenge to a determination by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service...more

Was Asbestos Used in Your Drilling Mud Program?

With the bankruptcy of dozens of traditional defendants in asbestos litigation, plaintiffs' attorneys have been creative in pursuing claims in previously untapped areas. One such area is alleged oilfield worker exposure via...more

Manufacturing Matters - Autumn 2013

In the CBI’s recent report on ‘Maximising the UK’s industrial opportunities’, the strong argument is that we, as the British manufacturing sector, need to be instrumental in shaping a long-term industrial strategy for growth...more

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest - May 8, 2013

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - April 8, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - EPA proposes rules to lower sulfur in fuel; Home Depot pays $8 million to settle California paint lawsuit; Center for Biological Diversity sues federal government over...more

Groundbreaking Research Identifies IP Arms Race in Wind

Our new research report has catalogued over 27,500 global patent filings related to horizontal-axis, utility-scale wind turbine technology. The report shows only about 1% of issued patents are a high impact on the products...more

Wind Project Financiers and Developers are Underestimating Patent Infringement Risk

Totaro & Associates has completed the second phase of a study which began in December 2010 on the patent landscape of the horizontal-axis, utility-scale wind industry. We have now read and classified over 23,100 global...more

INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety & Health and Crisis Management Newsletter - October 2012

In This Issue: 1. Rockefeller Reintroduces Mine Reform Legislation 2. Whistleblower Protections Added to Highway Bill 3. GAO Endorses Studies Supporting Black Lung Rule 4. Demolition, Underground Construction...more

Hydraulic Fracturing: A Future Source of Silicosis Claims?

In April 2012, Eric Esswein, an industrial hygienist from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, made a statement at a conference sponsored by the Institute of Medicine that was guaranteed to attract the...more

Sands Through the Hourglass or the Next Big Tort?

This article discusses hydraulic fracturing, the technology, and the initial litigation related to the activity....more

Innovation Can Eliminate Dependence on the PTC

What if technology existed for renewable energy which negated the need for the production tax credit (PTC)? What if this technology existed, but wasn’t being introduced to the market? Through our groundbreaking...more

Evaluating Wind Turbine Patent Infringement Risk Exposure

Major international corporations are increasingly becoming the targets of IP infringement suits. This has driven the need for indemnification of patent infringement liability in component/product supply agreements,...more

Felecita Del Carmen Canas, et al v. Centerpoint Energy

Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law on the Filed Tariff Doctrine and how it Does not Protect a Gas Utility from Tort Liability

Felecita Del Carmen Canas was burned alive in a gas explosion. She left three orphans. Millions and millions of underground pipelines transport gas from public utility companies to our homes, schools and businesses. Most of...more

Vangnet na een kernramp (Beursbengel juni 2011)

In Dutch. De productie en het gebruik van kernenergie voor vreedzame doeleinden brengen, ondanks de strenge veiligheidseisen, gevaren met zich, bestaande in exceptionele risico's voor mens, dier en milieu. Op zichzelf genomen...more

Intellectual Property Issues Within the Supply Chain

Totaro & Associates has taken a look at some of the issues associated with controlling your intellectual property rights when dealing with vendors. We discuss protocols for vendor qualification related to patent clearance...more

Proposed Federal Legislation Could Restrict Materials Commonly Used in Many Electronics and Electrical Power Products

New legislation being considered in the United States Congress could dramatically affect how many electronics and electrical power products are manufactured in the future. The “Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment...more

Spring 2009 Building & Bonding: The Construction Group Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE: *“The Writing Is on the Wall”: Defective Drywall Claims Prompt More Legal Action *Federal Circuit Affirms $50 Million Civil Fraud Verdict Against Korean Construction Contractor *Under New York Case Law,...more

What I Learned from Billboards

I think of billboards often when working on trial graphics, because both billboards and trial graphics benefit from a clear understanding of information architecture – the art and science of structuring and presenting...more

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