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UPDATE: United States Supreme Court Declines Review of Ninth Circuit Decisions Involving “Any Exposure” Theory and Government...

As reported in our January 2014 edition, the Ninth Circuit en banc affirmed a prior ruling vacating a $10 million jury verdict in an asbestos personal injury action, holding that the Washington federal district court abused...more

Grant Recipients Likely to Accept a 50 Percent Share of Cleanup Costs Under New Washington Grant Funding Rule

The new Department of Ecology (Ecology) grant funding rules, which are expected to go into effect in September 2014, will change the way grant recipients resolve contribution claims against other liable parties under the...more

The United States Allocated 40% of Liability for Contamination Caused by a Contractor’s Manufacturing Operations

A recent decision by a federal court in the Central District of California found the United States liable for 40% of the response costs related to contamination from the manufacture of ammunition and rocket motors for the...more

Seventh Circuit Reverses Remand Order in Removal Based on Federal Officer Removal Statute - Henry Ruppel v. CBS Corporation, ---...

On November 30, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed an order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois remanding an asbestos suit to Illinois state court. ...more

New Circular on Certification and Approval Letters for CDM Projects

Please find below the recent client alert which was sent out to our Environment and CDM, and Projects, Mining, and Infrastructure clients....more

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