Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real Estate Law

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New York, NY 10036-4039, United States
Phone: 212.858.1000
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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate
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  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Tennessee
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Important Environmental Insurance Ruling Issued In Protracted Insurance-Coverage Dispute

The latest ruling in the long-running environmental insurance case, Olin Corporation v. Lamorak Ins. Co., was released on April 18, 2018, by Judge Rakoff of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of New York. Judge…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Insurance

Alleged Government Inaction Did Not Amount to Inverse Condemnation and a Compensable Taking

On April 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided the case of St. Bernard Parish Government, et al., v. U.S., reversing a decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The Court of Claims had found that a…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

High Times for Affordable Housing?

As noted in a prior post, the affordable housing industry is struggling to make ends meet after equity pricing took a dive in response to the decreased corporate tax rate under President Trump’s tax reform plan. While some…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Dot Your I’s and Check Your Deeds Before Celebrating 4/20

The cannabis industry – both recreational and medicinal – is one of constant development, with a litany of obstacles. Even since December of last year when we began our series on the legalization of marijuana and its…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

New Presidential Memorandum for Administrator of EPA on Accelerating NAAQS Review and Regional Haze Program

Accelerating air permitting decisions will be very helpful to almost everyone in business. An important Presidential environmental policy memorandum dated April 12, 2018 directing the Administrator of the Environmental…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

Twelve Federal Agencies Commit to Implement Executive Order to Streamline Environmental Review and Approval of Major Infrastructure Projects

On April 9, 2018, the heads of twelve Federal agencies and departments entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) committing their respective agencies to implement certain concepts and directives from Executive Order…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

2018 Spending Plan Boosts Funding for Affordable Housing

On March 23, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, a $1.3 trillion spending package that includes a 12.5% increase in low-income housing tax credit allocations over the next four years, along…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Ninth Circuit Upholds Corps’ Issuance of CWA Section 404 Permit for Newhall Ranch Project Near Santa Clarita, CA

On April 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a unanimous opinion, rejected the challenges to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) decision to issue a Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permit to the…more
 /  Environmental Law

California District Court Rules Against EPA On Claims that It Failed to Timely Act

On March 30, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California decided the case of Californians for Renewable Energy, et al., v. EPA. The plaintiffs, public interest organizations located in several states, filed a…more
 /  Environmental Law

Eighth Circuit Considers Judicial Estoppel in Hazardous Substance Release-Related Personal Injury Case

On April 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decided the case of Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA, Inc., et al., a personal injury action commenced in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Personal Injury

Court Gives Industry Participants Hope for Reduced TCPA Liability

In recent years many industries, including, by way of example only, the solar industry, have rapidly adopted text messaging to, among other things, keep in touch with their customers, to alert customers to the availability of…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

New Exemption from CERCLA Notification Requirements Re: Released Hazardous Substances

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act’s (CERCLA, also known also as Superfund) stringent hazardous substance release reporting requirements are set forth as Section 103 of Superfund. A spill…more
 /  Agriculture, Environmental Law

Third Circuit Addresses Cleanup Cost Apportionment and Related Affirmative Defenses

On March 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided an important oil spill cost recovery case: In re Petition of Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd. v. Citgo Asphalt Refining Co., et al. It is a case concerning the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Maritime Law

Second Circuit Addresses Commerce Clause/Dormant Commerce Clause

Legal arguments that the laws a state enacts which take into consideration the interests of its own citizens unfairly impede the free flow of interstate commerce are difficult to win, as demonstrated by two recent U.S. Court of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law

New CERCLA Brownfields Amendments

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 includes, at pages 1768-1786 of the bill, the “Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2018,” also known as the “BUILD Act.” This is a bi-partisan bill whose…more
 /  Environmental Law
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