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HTMLDowneast LNG alters plan for LNG Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
Dean Girdis, CEO of Downeast LNG, announced that the company is altering the proposed Washington County, Maine, facility to be a “bi-directional facility.” The facility would handle both the import and export of natural gas. The proposed project would have the ability to liquefy 2...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Federal Court Grants Judgment on The Pleadings on Rail Yard Employee’s Negligence Claim, Allows Fela Claim to Proceed
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
An employee of a company that provides intermodal services at rail yards was severely injured while unlocking boxcars and subsequently filed suit against his employer and others seeking damages under the Federal Employment Liability Act (“FELA”) and for common law negligence. His...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Holds it Lacks Jurisdiction to Review District Court Remand Order in Fela Case in Spite of LHWCA Defense
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
A railroad employee working as a control operator and brakeman at a terminal created to load coal from rail cars onto ocean-bound vessels was injured and awarded benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) after tripping on coal dust and debris that...

 

HTMLHigh Court Hands Down Mixed Decision on EPA’s Power
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Clean Air Act when it expanded two permitting programs to include carbon dioxide emissions, and that the EPA misinterpreted the Clean Air Act when it concluded that a source’s greenhouse gas emissions can...

 

HTMLHouse to Vote on Amended LNG Export Bill Next Week
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
Early next week, the House of Representative is expected to vote on H.R. 6, a bill that intends to expedite U.S. LNG exports to World Trade Organization countries. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) announced an amendment that he and Rep. Gene Green (D-Tex.) have proposed, which would require the US...

 

HTMLPrior Incident Evidence Held Inadmissible in Heater Manufacturing Defect Case in Illinois Federal Court
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On a camping trip in 2010, a father was killed and his son seriously injured after the “bulk mount” propane radiant heater they were using released a deadly amount of carbon monoxide. The heater was a large commercial heater, designed to operate off of a 20-pound or larger propane tank,...

 

HTMLIRS Issues Favorable Private Letter Ruling to Data Center REIT
Daniel R. McKeithen, R. Robinson Plowden, David A. Roby, William E. Sheumaker; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On June 6, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Private Letter Ruling 201423011 (the PLR), confirming that income from certain data center services can constitute “rents from real property” for purposes of the real estate investment trust (REIT) rules. Although the PLR is...

 

HTMLWesPac Midstream seeks Permission to Export LNG from B.C.’s Lower Mainland
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
WesPac Midstream Vancouver LLC (“WPMV”) filed an application with Canada’s National Energy Board seeking a license to export up to 146 Bcf or 4.14 billion cubic meters of LNG per year over 25 years. WPMV intends to export the LNG produced at the Tilbury LNG Plant located in Delta,...

 

HTML“Use of Low Global-Warming Potential, Low Ozone Depletion Potential, Low Combustibility Hydrofluoro-Olefin, Xenon Or Iodo Compound Refrigerants in Lng Processing” in Patent Application Approval Process
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
Inventors Paul Davies, James Lee Harris Jr., Emery Jay Thomas and Gregg Sapp filed a patent application on November 20, 2013 that was made available online on June 12, 2014 to patent the “Use of Low Global-Warming Potential, Low Ozone Depletion Potential, Low Combustibility...

 

HTMLSEC Launches First Whistleblower Retaliation Case Under Dodd-Frank
Thomas R. Bundy, Peter N. Farley, Patricia A. Gorham, Cheryl L. Haas, Cynthia M. Krus; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
On June 16, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) initiated and resolved its first case charging an employer with unlawfully retaliating against a securities whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This administrative proceeding marks the...

 


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