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Supreme Court Reverses Criminal Fine

On June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Southern Union Co. v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 2344 (2012). The 6-3 decision overturned an $18 million criminal penalty for the illegal storage of mercury on the...more

Ford v. Edgewood Properties, Inc. (USDC NJ 8/31/2012)

Ford v. Edgewood Properties, Inc. - RICO and Conspiracy Claims Against Environmental Consultant Survive MSJ

Ford v. Edgewood Properties, Inc. - RICO and Conspiracy Claims Against Environmental Consultant Survive MSJ In the Ford Motor Company v. Edgewood Properties, Inc., Case 2:06-cv-01278-ES-CLW (USDC NJ 8/31/12) case, Civil...more

Ten Questions with Beau James Brock

Interview with Beau James Brock published in the Baton Rouge Bar Association's Around the Bar periodical in April 2012....more

BP Gulf Oil Spill Suit Marks the Beginning of a Very Long Road

On the one-year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill that killed 11 workers and produced what has been called the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history, BP, p.l.c. today filed blockbuster lawsuits in federal district...more

Strong Civil and Criminal Enforcement Emphasized in Department of Justice’s 2011 Environmental Enforcement Authorities

For the Department of Justice's (“DOJ’s”) civil and criminal environmental enforcement arm – the Environment and Natural Resources Division (“ENRD”) – 2010 was an "extraordinarily busy year and a very successful one,"...more

The U.S. Supreme Court Prepares For Its New Term

Today?s new cases include 2 cases that are of particular significance to the business community. See full legal update for the questions presented in the following cases: Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v....more

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