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Adobe PDFYour NPDES Permit’s Narrative Language is Critically Important
Richard E. Stultz; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 15, 2017, previously published on January 31, 2017
In a January 4, 2017, opinion the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia’s decision that narrative language in Fola Coal’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit...

 

Adobe PDFEPA Proposed TCE Ban
Joshua A. Quinones; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 15, 2017, previously published on January 31, 2017
For decades Trichloroethylene (TCE) has been used as a degreaser in various trades and as a spot cleaner in dry cleaning operations. Since the inception of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund, TCE has been a focal point of...

 

Adobe PDFMere Passage of Time Does Not Invalidate an Environmental Impact Report
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 15, 2017, previously published on January 31, 2017
In the 1990s, the predecessor to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) proposed to connect the southwestern part of San Francisco to the rest of the City by means of the Third Street Light Rail Project (the Project) which would link certain southwestern neighborhoods with...

 

Adobe PDFYour Settlement Should Not Come Back to Haunt You
Richard E. Stultz; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 15, 2017, previously published on January 31, 2017
In a January 3, 2017, opinion the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit reversed the United States District Court for the District of Utah’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Noranda Mining Inc., holding that Asarco LLC was not precluded from asserting its Comprehensive...

 

Adobe PDFFifth Circuit Holds Potential Environmental Penalty is not an “Obligation” Under the False Claims Act
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 15, 2017, previously published on January 31, 2017
The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., (FCA) was enacted in 1863 in response to Congressional concern that suppliers of goods to the Union Army during the Civil War were defrauding the government. The FCA imposes liability on anyone who knowingly submits a false claim to the...

 

Adobe PDFO TCE, TCE! Wherefore art thou TCE?
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 15, 2017, previously published on January 31, 2017
On January 11, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of its intent to ban the use of trichloroethylene (TCE), (also known as trichloroethene, trichlor, trike, tricky and tri) in hcommercial vapor degreasing, consumer aerosol degreasing, and as a spot cleaner in dry...

 

Adobe PDFCourt Restores EPA's Water Transfer Rule
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2017, previously published on January 31, 2017
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc. et al. v. EPA, et al. No. 14-1823 ruled on January 18 that the Water Transfers Rule (Rule) is not subject to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) under section 402 of the Clean Water...

 

Adobe PDFEPA Changes Its Methodology of Dealing with Vapor Intrusion
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2017, previously published on January 31, 2017
Vapor intrusion has become a hot ticket item with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the last few years. The EPA uses the Hazard Ranking System (HRS) to determine what contaminated sites have high risk issues.

 

Adobe PDFPotential of Ongoing Damage Triggers Duty to Defend
John S. Na; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2017, previously published on February 2, 2017
A California Court of Appeal found that the potential of ongoing damage to wood inside a chimney was sufficient to trigger coverage for a resulting fire that occurred after the liability policy had expired.

 

Adobe PDFReasonable Settlement Offer Precludes Finding of Bad Faith
John S. Na; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2017, previously published on February 2, 2017
The District Court in Nevada found that an insurer did not engage in bad faith conduct when it rejected a UM policy limits demand and made a reasonable offer to settle or mediate the claim.

 


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