A few months ago, I blogged on the decision in Duke Energy Progress Inc. v. Alcan Aluminum Corporation where a court held that a company would not be held liable for selling used transformers to a recycling facility for...more
On Tuesday, MassDEP announced release of its updated Solid Waste Master Plan, subtitled “Pathway to Zero Waste.” The Plan’s most significant discussion relates to the state of the solid waste market and the Plan’s goal for...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Government Accountability...more
A terminated employee brought claims against his former employer for wrongful termination in violation of the California False Claims Act (“CFCA”), public policy, and the whistleblower protections provided by the Labor Code. ...more
Brian McVeigh v. Recology San Francisco et al.
Court of Appeal, First District (January 31, 2013)
Under the California False Claims Act (“CFCA”), whistleblowers are given protection when they disclose information to...more
"[A] device does not infringe simply because it is possible to alter it in a way that would satisfy all the limitations of a patent claim."
On February 4, 2013, in Accent Packaging, Inc. v. Leggett & Platt, Inc., the...more
In This Presentation:
• Water Consumption & Reuse Projections
• Regulatory Overview
– Federal: UIC exempton/EPA Study
– State: RRC MOU/Rule Proposals
• Property, Ownership, and Common Law Issues
Recognizing that its existing rules for the oil and gas industry do not adequately address developing trends involving fracking-fluid recycling, the Texas Railroad Commission has proposed some significant regulatory changes....more
Israel is considered a global leader with respect to water innovation — it recycles 86% of its water and operates the largest desalination plant in the world at the lowest operating expense....more
Are you a manufacturer of products sold in plastic containers such as tools, consumer electronics, cosmetics, dish soap or soft drinks? Are you a company that rebrands these types of products for sale in your retail stores? ...more
This article provides insight into some of the most pressing issues facing Massachusetts policymakers as the 2013–2014 legislative session approaches.
With the November 2012 election behind us and the New Year upon us,...more
In This Issue:
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
- Tort Litigation: Reforming NEPA Review of Energy Projects
- Transactions: Allocation of Ship-Shore Liability: Use of Port Liability Agreements to...more
As shale drilling sites continue coming online in the Utica Shale region, the demand for alternative means of managing the wastes produced by drilling operations has never been stronger. In response to that demand,...more
On October 10, 2012, R2 Solutions made available for comment its Draft 2013 R2 Standard (“R2:2013”). If adopted, R2:2013 would specify the requirements with which an electronics recycler would have to comply in order to...more
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