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