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Adobe PDFClimate Change Makes Strange Bedfellows
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
Here is a huge generality, but it’s mostly true. Environmental groups usually support the issue of environmental justice and they are mostly unimpressed with any smokestack industry attempt to follow various environmental rules. However, in the case of carbon trading, at least here in...

 

Adobe PDFSupreme Court Rules that CERCLA Does Not Preempt State Statutes of Repose
Sudhir Lay Burgaard; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
In CTS Corp. v. Waldburger, the Supreme Court held 7-2 that Section 9658 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) does not preempt state statutes of repose, resulting in the dismissal of the landowners’ state law claims for water contamination...

 

Adobe PDFEPA Issues Final Rule for Existing Cooling Water Intake Structures
Sudhir Lay Burgaard; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
On May 19, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act that is meant to protect aquatic organisms, such as fish and shellfish, that are pressed against cooling water intake structures (impingement) or are pulled into a power...

 

Adobe PDFCertain Environmental Cleanup Costs May Not Be Covered by Insurance Where Administrative Orders Were Not “Adversarial” or “Coercive” Enough
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
Here is a huge generality, but it’s mostly true. Environmental groups usually support the issue of environmental justice and they are mostly unimpressed with any smokestack industry attempt to follow various environmental rules. However, in the case of carbon trading, at least here in...

 

Adobe PDFEPA Proposes Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Protocol Requiring Vapor Intrusion Investigation
Morris Polich Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
The tragedy of September 11, 2001 forced the Second Circuit of the Court of Appeals to address the application of an infrequently used affirmative defense to liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) in the In re September 11...

 

Adobe PDFSuperfund Liability for September 11 Attacks
Ryan C. McKim; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
The tragedy of September 11, 2001 forced the Second Circuit of the Court of Appeals to address the application of an infrequently used affirmative defense to liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) in the In re September 11...

 

Adobe PDFOffice of Civil Rights Ready to Launch HIPAA Audits
Morris Polich Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has completed its pilot program and is this year rolling out audits to assess compliance with the Health Information Portability & Privacy Act (HIPAA). All Covered Entities and Business...

 

Adobe PDFNinth Circuit Dismisses Privacy Action Against Zynga and Facebook
Morris Polich Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
On May 8, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to plaintiffs alleging privacy violations by Facebook and Zynga Game Network (a social gaming company). In In re: Zynga Privacy Litigation, 750 F.3d 1098 (9th Cir. 2014), the court upheld the dismissal of a purported class action in...

 

Adobe PDFU.S. Supreme Court Upholds EPA’s Interstate Air Pollution Rules
Morris Polich Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and upheld EPA’s Transport Rule regulating interstate air pollution. (EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P. April 29, 2014) Beginning in 1970, the Clean Air Act (“CAA”) has included a Good...

 

Adobe PDFThe Saga Continues: Recent Cases Applying “Sudden and Accidental” Pollution Exclusion Exception Yield Mixed Results
Morris Polich Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
The “sudden and accidental” discharge exception to the pollution exclusion contained in many environmental insurance policies has historically spawned much litigation, given that “sudden and accidental” is not a defined policy term. Recent cases addressing this...

 


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