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In Alabama, Bad Faith Claim Defeated As A Matter Of Law Though Basis For Coverage Denial Was Debatable

A policyholder’s tort claim for the bad faith refusal to pay a claim was dismissed as a matter of law where a legitimate dispute existed as to coverage liability at the time of the coverage decision by the U.S. District Court...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

Court Rules Diesel Particulate Emissions Waste Is Not Solid Waste Under RCRA

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

BP Oil Spill - Shoot First and Ask Questions Later

This article discusses the BP Oil spill and the race to the courthouse by attorneys. It's all about the money....more

BP Oil Spill - Greed

This article discusses the greed of lawyers and BP. The attorneys want to be first to control the mass tort litigation in order to make more money. BP put profits over safety. At $6 billion profit last quarter, they could...more

Lawsuits, Lawsuits Everywhere

This article takes the BP Oil case and relates it to other cases. It is an attempt to make people think about lawsuits. Does a lawsuit always have to be filed? No. In fact, most attorney make a run at trying to resolve...more

BP Oil Spill - The Sharks are Circling

This article discusses the BP Oil spill and the attempts to gain by lawyers and attorneys. It is an attempt to make people think about whether they need to rush to take legal action....more

Michigan v. Initial Transport and Employers Mutual Casualty Company

Supplemental Brief in Michigan Supreme Court for Insurance Company and Trucking Company

Michigan Department of Transportation v. Employers Mutual Casualty Co. et al. , 480 Mich. 862; 748 N.W.2d 239 (2008) - After a catastrophic accident involving a motor carrier hauling gasoline caused significant property...more

Clark v. Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc.

Respondent's Brief Re: Order of Dismissal

Respondent Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc.'s brief on appeal in the case of Clark v. OCLI et al. deals in large part with evidentiary rulings that were almost entirely upheld on appeal. The case was brought by 32...more

Murky Waters

The article reviews and explains the holding of In re Groundwater Cases (2007), 154 Cal. App. 4th 659. This precedent setting case outlines the extent to which a private or municipal drinking water system in California may...more

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. v. Jesse M. Lange Distributor Co., Shell Oil Co. et al

Complaint for damages & injunctive relief

The complaint addresses a situation in which a BTEX and MtBE plume is moving through groundwater from a site adjacent to the plaintiff's. The complaint alleges, among other items, that the defendants are not appropriately...more

OIL'S NOT WELL IN LATIN AMERICA: CURING THE SHORTCOMINGS OF THE CURRENT INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REGIME IN DEALING WITH...

Although international environmental law has made some inroads in identifying global environmental problems, it has mostly proved ineffective at adequately addressing them. The absence of a governing body to monitor and...more

Remedies for Hazardous Waste Injuries

The article discusses Remedies for Hazardous Waste Injuries....more

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