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Second Circuit Follows Viking Pump Methodology to Calculate Total Insurance Liability for Environmental Cleanup Efforts Spanning Years and Policies

On July 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided the case of Olin Corporation v. OneBeacon America Insurance Company, an environmental insurance recovery lawsuit. Olin Corporation has filed such lawsuits…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Insurance

Third Circuit Rejects Oil Producers’ Security Interest Arguments In Midstream Provider’s Bankruptcy Proceeding

On July 19, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided an important case involving oil and gas producers, intermediaries, and the ultimate purchasers of the oil and gas. The case, a bankruptcy matter, is In re:…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Energy & Utilities

Data Center Trends in Construction and Real Estate

Data centers trigger visions of windowless, concrete boxes located at the periphery of suburban office parks. That perception may fade in the coming years. With new technologies, such as cloud computing, blockchain platforms,…more
 /  Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Science, Computers, & Technology

SCOTUS Update: Environmental and Administrative Law Cases Decided in 2017

The 2016 Term of the U.S. Supreme Court was fairly quiet, perhaps reflecting the fact that with only eight members, the Court needed a working consensus to handle its docket. The Court handed down seventy rulings, but only a few…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Environmental Law, Securities Law

Texas Court of Appeals Confirms Power Generation Plants’ Eligibility for TCEQ Administered Tax Exemption

On July 11, the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District, at Austin, TX, decided the case of Freestone Power Generation, LLC, v. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, et al., reversing the trial court’s ruling that eight…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Offshore Wind Development Potentially Finds Smoother Sailing in Deeper Water

In a breakthrough for offshore wind energy in the United States, construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, the first U.S. offshore wind farm, was completed in August 2016 about 30 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. The…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds that Fiscal Legislation Can be Invalidated When Inconsistent with Environmental Rights Amendment

In 1971, the citizens of Pennsylvania overwhelmingly approved a proposed amendment to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Constitution’s Declaration of Rights, now known as the “Environmental Rights Amendment” (ERA). The…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Moonlight Fire Case: Ninth Circuit Denies Relief to Defendants Under FRCP 60 in U.S. v. Sierra Pacific Industries

On July 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided the case of United States v. Sierra Pacific Industries, et al. This is referred to as the “Moonlight Fire” case. The Ninth Circuit framed the issues before…more
 /  Civil Procedure

DC Court of Appeals Rules on EPA’s Latest Effort to Regulate Recycling of Hazardous Secondary Materials

The first Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ( RCRA) solid waste definitional decision, the celebrated American Mining Congress v. EPA case, was decided exactly 30 years ago, and it reverberates to this day. In American…more
 /  Environmental Law

Lynch v. California Coastal Commission: The California Supreme Court Retreats from Deciding on “Managed Retreat” from Coastal Development

On July 6, the California Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission (case no. S221980). In this case, coastal homeowners alleged that, in issuing a permit to construct a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

EPA’s Issuance of a 90-Day Stay of the New Methane Rule Was Unlawful

On July 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held, in a 2 to 1 decision, that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lacked authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to issue a temporary stay of its new…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Not for the Taking: In Murr v. Wisconsin, the Supreme Court Rules that Two Lots Be Considered as a Whole

On June 23, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court held that there was no compensable taking of Petitioners’ property in Murr v. Wisconsin. Petitioners who own two adjacent lots along a waterfront in Wisconsin were not deprived of all…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

NY Supreme Court Decides Interesting Habeas Corpus Argument

A little lite reading for Friday. In the Matter of Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc., v. Lavery, decided June 8, 2017 by the New York Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, the Court considered the lower court’s judgment…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Environmental Case Law Update – 1st Six Months of 2017

On March 21, 2017, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of National Labor Relations Board v. SW General, Inc. This case concerns the operation and application of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (FVRA). The…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Transportation

Environmental Regs That Have Been Revoked, Stayed or Postponed by the New Administration

Only a few existing federal environmental rules have been set aside or overturned by the new Administration, and these actions were taken by the Congress in accordance with the special procedures of the Congressional Review Act…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law
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