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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  • California
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Sixth Circuit Holds Safe Drinking Water Act Does Not Preempt Constitutional Claims

The Sixth Circuit revived previously dismissed claims in the Flint water cases, clarifying where the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) does not preempt § 1983 claims. Boler v. Earley, No. 16-1684 (6th Cir. July 28, 2017)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

Mississippi Federal Court Denies Preliminary Injunction for Failure to Show Threat of Irreparable Harm

In a case demonstrating limits to injunctive relief, in the environmental context a Mississippi federal court denied a request for a temporary restraining order because the plaintiff did not show he would suffer irreparable harm…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

Insured Survives Summary Judgment Motion on Three Pollution Exclusion Exceptions

Illustrating how an insured can counter the insurer’s pollution exclusion arguments in coverage disputes, a federal court in Illinois held that an insured chemical company succeeded in raising genuine issues of material fact on…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Insurance, Toxic Torts

Federal Court in California Greenlights Discovery After Sufficient Lone Pine Submissions

In a case demonstrating the limits of a Lone Pine strategy, a California federal court allowed a toxic tort class action to proceed after plaintiffs’ experts showed that “Plaintiffs’ case is not meritless or frivolous.” The…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

Ohio Natural Resources Damages Claim Dismissed with Prejudice for Failure to Properly Serve Defendant

Demonstrating the importance of timely service of process in complex environmental cases, a federal court in Ohio dismissed CERCLA natural resource damages claims and related state statutory actions for the state’s failure to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

Property Ownership and Water Supply Sources Matter in PFOA Contamination Lawsuits

Illustrating some limitations on common law claims for groundwater contamination, a federal court in New York partially granted and partially denied a motion to dismiss in a cluster of sixteen lawsuits alleging…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Toxic Torts

Washington State’s Suit Against Monsanto Remanded to State Court

Clarifying the application of a doctrine called “federal officer jurisdiction,” a federal judge in Washington held that the federal government’s actions involving procurement of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from Monsanto…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

PCB Nuisance Suits from Three California Cities Stayed Pending Administrative Decision

Showing how administrative claims can derail coexistent judicial actions, a federal court in California asked three California cities to first exhaust their administrative claims seeking state compensation for the cities’…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

District Court Permits Landowner to Pursue Hazardous Material Dumping Case Against the U.S. Navy

Illustrating what constitutes sufficient notice to the government of the value of a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), a Maryland federal court rejected the Navy’s claim that it had insufficient notice of the value…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

Latin America continues to progress toward environmental sustainability goals as 2017 nears its end. Argentina proposes potable water and sanitation as legal human rights. Brazil moves forward on a number of waste initiatives,…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

When Does the Race Start? New York Department of Environmental Conservation Requests Rehearing of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order that the State Waived Jurisdiction Over Water Quality Certification Review

Following the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)’s Declaratory Order that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) failed to timely act on an application for a Water Quality Certification under…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

CPSC Expands Phthalate Restrictions in Toys and Child Care Articles

This week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted to expand existing phthalate restrictions in children’s toys and child care articles…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Products Liability

The Mexichem Conjecture: Regulating HFCs under CAA ... or TSCA?

Since 1994, EPA has regulated hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent greenhouse gases, through several programs under Title VI of the Clean Air Act (CAA) governing stratospheric ozone protection. In a recent decision,…more
 /  Environmental Law

EPA Proposes Repeal of Clean Power Plan

On October 10, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a notice of proposed rulemaking (“proposed rule”) repealing the Clean Power Plan (“CPP”). Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources:…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Conservation Commission Retains Authority to Regulate under Stricter Local Law Despite MassDEP Superseding Order of Conditions

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently held that a Superseding Order of Conditions issued by the MassDEP under the Wetlands Protection Act (WPA) does not divest a municipal Conservation Commission from all authority to…more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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