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Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
Is Fracking Safe?
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the district court's exclusion of expert evidence regarding valuation of property.
In the recent case, Rockies Express Pipeline, LLC v. Burtle, No. 11-1219, 2012 WL...more
Revised Statutory Guidance in relation to the contaminated land regime, and regulations amending the definition of when land will be considered to be contaminated, came into force on 6 April 2012. There are two significant...more
This is an interesting article by Shawn Collins detailing the five things you should do if your neighborhood is, or may be, polluted. These typically arise in water or groundwater contamination cases, with chemicals or...more
This is an article by environmental litigator Shawn Collins discussing his experience in environmental class action cases, and why homeowners cannot afford to trust what the polluting companies say. Their lawyers or public...more
The Administrative Requirements For Remediation Of Contaminated Sites (“ARRCS”) were promulgated on November 4, 2009. These interim rules were issued pursuant to the Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”) that was passed on May...more
In a much anticipated ruling, a nearly unanimous U.S. Supreme Court has determined that the imposition of liability as an “arranger” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA,”...more
A new decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holds that parties who undertake environmental investigations and cleanups absent a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or court decree or judgment...more
In This Issue:
The Ontario Brownfields legislation is designed to
encourage development of properties that are contaminated
or are perceived to be contaminated by reason of prior use. Annie Thuan reviews some recent and...more