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Adobe PDFNo-Smoking Law Extended To Owner-Operated Businesses, Employee Breakrooms, and More
Sue S. Junn, Beth A. Kahn; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 15, 2016
On May 4, 2016, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 7 (“ABX2-7”) into law, which amended California labor laws dealing with smoking in the workplace. This law goes into effect on January 1, 2017.

 

Adobe PDFWhen are Pollutant Discharges to Groundwater Subject to the Clean Water Act?
Richard E. Stultz; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 6, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016
In a November 6, 2015, opinion, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that plaintiff had adequately pleaded a cause of action plausible on its face that pollutant discharges to groundwater which was “hydrologically-connected” to surface water bodies...

 

Adobe PDFStates That Participate in the Regulation of Interstate Natural Gas Facilities Waive Sovereign Immunity
Richard E. Stultz; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 6, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016
In an August 8, 2016, opinion, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals rebuffed attempts by environmental groups to overturn New Jersey and Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (NJDEP and PADEP, respectively) decisions to give the environmental green light to a natural gas pipeline...

 

Adobe PDFNo Liability for Past Deeds
Steven L. Hoch, Richard E. Stultz; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 6, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016
A case in the Third Circuit has held that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) may not, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), recover costs from current landowners if the costs were incurred prior to the owner's purchase...

 

Adobe PDF15 of the World’s Key Environmental Issues and a Walk on the Wild Side
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 6, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016
I drew a blank as I sat and pondered what to write about this month. Not because there are no environmental issues to examine and discuss, but none sprung to the frontal lobe, they were kind of muddled in the lower left lobe somewhere between the craving for an Oreo and my thoughts about the...

 

Adobe PDFNinth Circuit Holds Endangered Species Act Treats Plants and Animals Differently
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 6, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages a tract of desert called the Imperial Sand Dunes Special Recreation Management Area (Dunes) just north of the Mexican border in Imperial County, California, comprising in excess of 200,000 acres. In 2013, BLM adopted a Recreation Area Management Plan...

 

Adobe PDFSB-465 Mandates Additional Reporting Requirements for Contractors
D. Creighton Sebra; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 6, 2016, previously published on September 28, 2016
Governor Brown just signed SB-465 that goes into effect January 1, 2017 and provides the Contractors State License Board more information about licensees. This bill allows increased transparency between licensed contractors and the CSLB and mandates that licensed contractors report work-related...

 

Adobe PDFNew York Court Rejects “Unavailability” Exception to Time on Risk Allocation for Continuous and Gradual Contamination
Ryan C. McKim; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 6, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016
In Keyspan Gas East Corporation v. Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. N.Y.S.3d, 2016 WL 4543479, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division addressed the proper allocation “of risk of loss attributable to a continuous harm occurring, in part, during periods when liability insurance was...

 

Adobe PDFThe Eighth Circuit Circumscribes the Clean Air Act’s Citizen Suit Provisions
Richard E. Stultz; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 23, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016
In a June 8, 2016, opinion, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of Arkansas’s decision that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction to hear a citizen suit under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Nucor Steel-Arkansas v Big River Steel LLC 2016 WL 3184491...

 

Adobe PDFWhen a Mere Request for Information is a Suit Sufficient to Trigger the Duty to Defend
Ryan C. McKim; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 23, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016
In Ash Grove Cement Company v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 2016 WL 2731656 (unpublished), the Ninth Circuit addressed whether Defendants Liberty Mutual Company (“Liberty”) and United States Fidelity Guaranty Company (“USF&G”) owed their insured, Plaintiff Ash Grove...

 


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