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Adobe PDFCourt Strikes Down Environmental Review of the Kern Water Bank
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 24, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
In 1994, in response to the devastating drought of the late 1980s and early 1990s, the California Department of Water Resources and the State Water Project contractors entered into the so-called “Monterey Agreement,” regarding water deliveries to certain contractors, primarily in...

 

Adobe PDFTo Seek Cost Recovery or Contribution under CERCLA? The Seventh Circuit Seeks to Further Clarify the Distinction in NCR Corp. v. George A. Whiting Paper Co.
Hubert T. Lee; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 24, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
In CERCLA cases, courts are often confronted with scenarios where it is unclear precisely which cause of action a party can or must pursue to recover incurred cleanup costs against Potential Responsible Parties (“PRPs”). Whether a party must proceed under two critical sections (107(a)...

 

Adobe PDFCalifornia’s Good Intentions Gone Haywire
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 24, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
In 1969, stirred by Congress’ passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California thought it was doing one better. California passed the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) which requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of...

 

Adobe PDFThe Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense to CERCLA Liability
Ryan C. McKim; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 24, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) is a strict liability statute. Nonetheless, CERCLA provides for a limited number of defenses to liability. One of these defenses is called the “bona fide prospective purchaser” exception to...

 

HTMLExtension of FEHA Protections Slated for 2015 - What You Need to Know
James H. Demerjian; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
In September, employment laws in California saw a change when Governor Brown signed two bills that affect employers under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA now extends its protections regarding discrimination and harassment to unpaid interns. Employers with fifty or...

 

Adobe PDFNew California Law Closes Loophole on Retention for Public Works Projects
D. Creighton Sebra; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
Recently, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1705 into law, which closes a significant loophole related to the amount of retention that can be withheld on public works projects in California. Previously, Senate Bill 293 reduced the amount of retention that can be withheld on public works projects...

 

Adobe PDFFifth Circuit Aligns With Third and Ninth Circuits Holding That EPA Notices of Violation Are Not “Final Action”
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
In a recently issued decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the recipient of a Notice of Violation (“NOV”) could not challenge the NOV in the circuit court. Luminant Generation Company, LLC v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Nos. 12-60694, 13-60538). This brings...

 

Adobe PDFEPA’s Data Dilemma
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the EPA was relying on data that is more than two decades old to analyze economic impacts of its regulations. The GAO said it “estimated effects of its regulations on employment, in part, using a study that...was based on data...

 

Adobe PDFFifth Circuit Rules that an Army Corps Judicial Determination is Not a Final Agency Action Reviewable Under the Administrative Procedures Act
Sudhir Lay Burgaard; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
On July 30, 2014, in Belle Company, LLC v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (No. 13-30262), the Fifth Circuit ruled that a jurisdictional determination by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”), stating that property contains wetlands and is subject to regulation under the...

 

Adobe PDFThe Mobile Office Arrives: Six Questions to Help Select the Best Mobile Devices for You
George T. Brandon; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
Technology consumers have long yearned to reduce the amount of hardware they carry on a daily basis. For those who aspire to work efficiently in the office or remotely, the right combination of tablet, mobile phone or phablet now enables you to leave your laptop at home, providing you with...

 


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