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Texas Supreme Court Rules Pipeline Can Take Land by Eminent Domain

by Snell & Wilmer on

On January 6, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas LLC (“Denbury Green”) could take private property by eminent domain. In Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas LLC v. Texas Rice Land Partners Ltd., the...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update – Dec. 9th, 2016

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our weekly client OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending December 9, 2016 is below. Nothing too earth shattering this week, so we will keep things short . . ....more

Warehouses and Delivery Centers in Massachusetts May Operate on Sundays and Holidays Following an Amendment to the Commonwealth’s...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Recently, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a law amending the Commonwealth’s “blue laws.” The blue laws prohibit business activities on Sundays and holidays, unless the activity fits within a...more

Brexit: Three key points for the infrastructure sector

by Dentons on

With recent falls in the value of sterling causing price rises for some imported materials, the UK's infrastructure market is already seeing the impact of one generic issue that affects most domestic businesses. Depending on...more

Electric-Vehicle Infrastructure: Fertile Ground for P3’s

In 2006, the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” hit the theaters. Ten years later, there remains substantial disagreement on the answer to that question, but one truth has emerged: the electric car lives again. As...more

Missouri legislation limits municipal approval of tax increment financings and increases financial oversight of designated...

by Dentons on

Three new measures signed into law by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on June 29 will have lasting implications for the creation and administration of tax increment financings (TIFs), community improvement districts (CIDs) and...more

Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Projects

by Nossaman LLP on

Design liability and right-of-way risk allocation are topics addressed in a legal research digest recently published by the Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The report,...more

Los Angeles World Airports Announces DBFOM Procurements for $5 Billion Landside Access Modernization Program

by Nossaman LLP on

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) staff today briefed its Board of Airport Commissioners on its plans to deliver and finance the estimated $5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) at Los Angeles International...more

Northern Powerhouse Series: Cities and Government Devolution Bill 2015

by DLA Piper on

In his speech to Leeds ONE on 11 September David Cameron pointed out that "It is … a proven reality that money spent closer to people is often money spent wiser – " City Deals, Growth Deals and the more recent devolution...more

Mexico's Energy Industry: Midstream Regulations

Midstream Regulations - On July 27, 2015, the Comision Reguladora de Energia (“CRE”) issued its proposed regulations for the pipeline transportation and storage of petroleum, LNG and petrochemicals (“Midstream...more

Proposed Law Before N.C. General Assembly Would Overhaul State's Billboard and Outdoor Advertising Laws

Filed March 17, 2015, Senate Bill 320 proposes significant revisions to State laws governing billboards and outdoor advertising. In this post, we review some of the changes that would result from Senate Bill 320 in its...more

FERC Revises Gas Nomination Regulations, Leaves Gas Day Unchanged

On April 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 809, its Final Rule regarding the coordination of scheduling between interstate natural gas pipelines and electric public utilities.  FERC...more

Construction Law Advisory - May 2015

by Saul Ewing LLP on

In This Issue: - Beware of penny bidding: Contractors could be stuck footing the bill for differing site conditions - Pennsylvania Supreme Court weighs whether good faith refusal to pay is a factor in awarding...more

FERC Policy Statement Regarding Pipeline Recovery of System Modernization Costs

by K&L Gates LLP on

On April 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) issued a Policy Statement on Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities (the “Policy­­­.Statement”), opening...more

FERC Revises Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Nomination Timelines

by Reed Smith on

On April 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a much-anticipated final rule modifying some of the scheduling practices used by interstate natural gas pipelines to better coordinate the scheduling...more

Week in Review - March 2015 #3

Friday marked the first committee deadline and thus a flurry of activity at the Capitol to act favorably on bills in their respective policy committees. MNsure - When Governor Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

- SC19298 - Getty Properties Corp. v. ATKR, LLC Defendants appealed eviction judgments against them for a series of gas stations located on properties owned by the plaintiffs. Getty Properties Real Estate Investment...more

High-Speed Rail Authority Under Fire for Disrupting San Joaquin Kit Fox Habitat

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On January 26, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) issued a letter to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (the “Authority”) that found that the Authority’s contractors are not in compliance with the Authority’s...more

Canada Invokes Extraterritorial Measures Law Against US Buy America

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Government of Canada today invoked a rarely used law to prohibit compliance with the U.S. Buy America legislation in relation to a proposed ferry terminal to be built by the State of Alaska in Prince Rupert, B.C. In order...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - June 2014 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Kings County lawsuit challenges Fresno-Bakersfield high-speed rail: Fresno Bee - Jun 5: The Kings County Board of Supervisors, the Farm Bureau, and a group of county residents filed...more

4 Key Questions For Evaluating PPP Opportunities

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Public-private partnerships are all the rage, as governments seek new ways to deliver public infrastructure, facilities and services in the face of daunting budget limitations and doubts about older procurement modes. PPP...more

When is a Resolution of Necessity Tainted By Prior Agency Obligations?

by Brad Kuhn on

One of the prerequisites to instituting an eminent domain action is the governing agency's adoption of a resolution of necessity to acquire the necessary property. At the time of adopting the resolution, the agency cannot be...more

Supreme Court Holds Temporary Flooding Can Be A Taking

by Brad Kuhn on

After passing on a number of Fifth Amendment issues in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear three cases this term in which the takings clause plays a prominent role. And today, the Court addressed the...more

Court Decision on Loss of Goodwill Results in Sour Grapes for Business Owners

by Brad Kuhn on

California is one of only a few states in which a business may recover for loss of goodwill when property is taken by eminent domain, but even here there are limitations on a business' right to recover for such damages. ...more

Combating Childhood Obesity: a survey of laws affecting the built environments of low-income and minority children

by Raymond Lindholm on

Childhood overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions, with nearly one out of every three children in the United States being affected. That factors in the built environment are closely correlated to childhood...more

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