Beveridge & Diamond PC

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Phone: (202) 789-6000
Fax: (202) 789-6190
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

San Mateo Gardens Teaches College District a Lesson on Picking Thorny Subsequent Review Procedure

The California Supreme Court recently addressed an important California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) issue: Who decides whether CEQA’s subsequent review provisions are applicable when there are changes to an adopted project?…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law

Virginia Begins Development of Cap-and-Trade Program for Electric Power Sector

On May 16, 2017, Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Directive 11 (the “Directive”), which directs Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) to develop regulations to reduce greenhouse gas (“GHG”)…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Maryland Takes Key Step for Offshore Wind

On May 11, the Maryland Public Services Commission (PSC) issued $1.9 billion in Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits (ORECs) to two prospective offshore wind developers, effectively ensuring a market for any electricity…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

PHMSA Increases Penalty Limits for Pipeline Safety Violations

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) revised its regulations to increase the maximum civil penalties for violations of Federal pipeline safety laws, as well as any…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

EPA Retracts CERCLA Remedy Selection Authority from Regional Offices for Remedies that Exceed $50 Million

On May 9, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued two new delegations under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) that limit to the Administrator (and possibly the…more
 /  Environmental Law

Executive Order Charts New Path For Offshore Energy Development

On April 28, 2017, the Trump administration issued an Executive Order entitled “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy.” This EO calls for expanded oil and gas leasing in areas of the U.S. Outer Continental…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Federal District Court Declines to Declare that CERCLA Bars Pending State Law Tort Action

Highlighting the discretion a federal court may exercise to allow a state court to hear state tort claims, a federal district court in Montana dismissed a former smelter operator’s claim for injunctive relief against plaintiffs…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Taxation

Federal Court Dismisses Some of Seattle’s PCB Tort Claims

In a blow to the efforts of municipal plaintiffs to pursue environmental damages through product liability theories, a Washington federal court granted Monsanto’s motion to dismiss Seattle’s design defect and failure to warn…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

Federal Court Allows Expert Testimony on Health Risks Despite Lack of Personal Injury Claims

Underscoring the importance of expert testimony regarding health risks in toxic tort cases involving potential exposure issues, a Mississippi federal judge allowed expert testimony on health risks posed by alleged contamination…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Toxic Torts

Illinois Appellate Court Allows Rare “Prospective Nuisance” Claim to Proceed Against Mining Facility

Addressing the relatively uncommon “prospective nuisance” claim, an Illinois appeals court found a group of landowners pleaded sufficient facts to show that a new sand mining operation would result in a nuisance if constructed…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law

Fifth Circuit Tosses Coastal Damage Tort Lawsuit Against Oil and Gas Companies

Illustrating the challenges in using Louisiana tort suits to address large-scale environmental issues, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dismissed claims seeking relief for alleged coastal damage from oil and gas…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Texas Supreme Court Tosses Untimely Damages Claims, Leaves Open Possibility of Injunctive Relief

Highlighting the importance of proving a factual timeline in a statute of limitations analysis, the Texas Supreme Court held that a cattle ranch owners’ claims related to alleged contamination from long-dormant oil and gas…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

New York Lead Paint Suit Barred by Statute of Limitations

Illustrating the limits of New York’s discovery rule, a New York appeals court dismissed claims alleging injuries from lead paint exposure as barred by the statute of limitations. See Vasilatos v. Dzamba, No. 523286 (N.Y. App…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Toxic Torts

Fourth Circuit: Plaintiff Cannot Rely on CERCLA Discovery Rule to Save Tort Claims

Declining to apply CERCLA’s discovery rule to preempt a state statute of limitations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a district court decision to dismiss untimely state tort claims stemming from…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Environmental Law

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

Latin America continues it vigorous and progressive introduction of wide ranging environmental and sustainability issues. Some highlighted activity to reflect the range: Sustainability. Signaling what may be a future…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade
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