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Adobe PDFUnderground Storage Tanks - Who Ever Thought of That?
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015
Most people buying gasoline have only a vague idea of where the gas that flows through the pump comes from. Likely they think there is a tank underground somewhere that dispenses the magic elixir that makes their cars able to go to the mall, drive for a hamburger at some fast food joint, or to sit...

 

Adobe PDFNinth Circuit Facilitates Removal of Environmental Tort Cases
Sudhir Lay Burgaard; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015
In ruling that a tort mass action against The Boeing Company (“Boeing”) and an environmental contractor did not fall under the “local event” exception of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), the Ninth Circuit held that the case had been properly removed to federal court,...

 

Adobe PDFGoldfarb v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Offers Guidance for RCRA Citizen Suits
Summer L. Nastich; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015
Plaintiff Bruce Goldfarb sued various current and former owners of property along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River in Maryland under the citizen suit provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). As noted by the court, RCRA provides cradle to grave governance of all...

 

Adobe PDFPrivate Parties Entering Into Judicially-Approved CERCLA Settlement Agreements Subject to Three-Year Statute of Limitations to Seek Subsequent Contribution Claims Against Other Liable Parties
Hubert T. Lee; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015
On July 10, 2015, the Ninth Circuit held that: (1) a judicially-approved settlement agreement between private parties to a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) § 107 cost-recovery suit initiates the three-year statute of limitations for any of the...

 

Adobe PDFA Matter of First Impression: Under the Clean Water Act, What does “Total” Mean?
Ryan C. McKim; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015
In American Farm Bureau Federation v. EPA, 792 F.3d 281 (2015), a number of trade groups for the agricultural and home building industries (collectively “Plaintiffs”) challenged whether, under the Clean Water Act, the total maximum daily load (“TMDL”) for the Chesapeake Bay...

 

Adobe PDFNinth Circuit Tells the EPA Enough is Enough
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015
The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for registering all pesticides. A pesticide may be registered only if the EPA finds that it is “safe,” meaning that “there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result from aggregate exposure to the pesticide...

 

Adobe PDFCourt of Appeals Rejects the EPA’s “One Size Fits All” Plan for Cross-State Air Pollution
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015
Under the Clean Air Act (Act), individual states are responsible for ensuring attainment within their states of federal air quality standards. Unfortunately, air pollution is “heedless of state boundaries.” The Act’s “good neighbor” provision speaks to that problem by...

 

Adobe PDFRecent Cases Highlight Coverage Issues Under Cyber Policies
Timothy J. Toohey; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 17, 2015, previously published on August 13, 2015
Several recent cases, including decisions from two federal courts and a case filed by an insurer in California, have added to the growing body of law regarding insurance coverage for incidents involving technology.

 

Adobe PDFU.S. EPA’s EJSCREEN: A Tool for Good or Evil?
Richard E. Stultz; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 30, 2015
In 1994, Executive Order 12898 signed by President Clinton required the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies to "collect, maintain and analyze information assessing and comparing environmental and human health risks borne by populations identified by...

 

Adobe PDFYou got the Vapors!
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 30, 2015
The phrase “I have the vapors” has taken on a variety of definitions over the last 200 years or so. A century ago it was known as ''a disease of nervous disability in which strange images seem to float hazily before the eyes, or appear as if real . . . the blues': a term much affected...

 


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