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EPA Inspector General To Review Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program

On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that its Office of the Inspector General (IG) plans to review the reported results from the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program....more

Summary of Changes in the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA, S. 1009) and the Boxer TSCA Version Released September 2014

This analysis reviews the changes made to the original version of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) (identified as CSIA1 in this memorandum) based on Senator Barbara Boxer's (D-CA) version of the Toxic Substances...more

Clean Air Act Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Major Pharmaceutical Company to Pay $2.2 Million to EPA to Resolve...

On June 28, 2013, King Pharmaceuticals LLC (“King”) agreed to pay a $2.2 million fine and take measures to comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA) to resolve alleged failures to comply with major source requirements at its...more

States Move Forward With ‘Green Chemistry’ Chemical Reporting Laws And Incur Confusion, Potentially Significant Costs in Their...

Originally published in Toxics Law Reporter on 12/13/2012. As part of the ‘‘Green Chemistry’’ craze over the last few years, numerous states across the country have considered or enacted laws mandating companies selling...more

How to Effectively Use Surveillance Video in Tort Cases

One of the things that has changed the most since I started practicing law two decades ago is the prevalence of surveillance video in tort cases. Given its influence on litigation, it’s important for both plaintiffs and...more

Nanotechnology And Asbestos: Informing Industry’s Approach To Carbon Nanotubes, Nanoscale Titanium Dioxide, And Nanosilver

With greater knowledge comes greater responsibility, and greater liability. When it comes to nanotechnology, our ability to understand the potential risks is unprecedented, thanks in part to the asbestos mass tort experience....more

Popular Cloud File Storage Apps Compared

It is estimated that nearly 300 Billion emails are sent worldwide daily, according to a 2010 study by the Radicati Group, Inc. The massive amount of data and web traffic is mind-boggling, with some highlights shared in...more

NTP Proposes Changes to Process for Next Report on Carcinogens

The National Toxicology Program is accepting comments on a revised process for reviewing substances that may be added to its widely cited "Report on Carcinogens." NTP is accepting comments up to Nov. 30th. The Report is...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

Energy and Environment Update - August 1, 2010

In This Update: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate ..Oil Spill Hearings Continue ..Legislation Introduced ..Upcoming Hearings *House ..House Passes Oil Spill Legislation ..Oil Spill Hearings...more

Differential Diagnosis - Trending Toward Exclusion?

The recent decisions of Perry v. Novartis[1] and Zandi v. Wyeth[2] signify a trend towards courts excluding unreliable expert witness testimony based on differential diagnosis in toxic tort cases. Each of these courts...more

avascular necrosis: On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston- Salem, North Carolina

Court Grants Relief for Veteran who Suffered Service Related Nuclear Radiation Exposure

Veterans Administration finally awards relief to veteran who suffered nuclear radiation exposure during bomb testing in 1953, Nevada....more

Sample Foundation -- GC/MS Identification of Gasoline Used in Arson

In the sample evidentiary foundation, a sample from the charred remains from a suspected arson fire to a residential structure is presented to the witness. The witness explains the GC/MS test results. ...more

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