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|Cosmetic Manufacturers' Talc Did Not Cause Asbestos Disease, NJ Jury Finds|
Paul C. Johnson; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015A Middlesex County jury returned a defense verdict in the matter of Fishbain v. Colgate Palmolive, an asbestos lawsuit arising out of a plaintiff’s alleged use of cosmetic talc products. The plaintiff, Linda Fishbain, alleged that asbestos fibers contaminated the talc used in Cashmere Bouquet...
|Ford Motor Company Obtains Defense Verdict in Allegheny County Mesothelioma Case|
Melissa Devich Cochran; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015In a case tried before Judge Terrance O'Brien, an Allegheny County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Ford Motor Company after nearly a 16-day trial. In Larry English, Administrator of the Estate of Sherry L. English v. Ford, the plaintiffs were represented by Attorney Jerry Block of the...
|Philly Jury Awards $1.7 Million Against Employer for Mesothelioma|
Joshua D. Scheets; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015In the first verdict against an employer in connection with an asbestos personal injury suit brought on behalf of a former employee, a Philadelphia jury returned a verdict totaling $1.7 million in favor of a deceased plaintiff and his wife. In Estate of John Busbey v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp,...
|EPA Issues Renewable Fuels Standard|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
December 8, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2015This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) benchmarks, which calls for the mixing of 18.11 billion gallons of biofuels next year. That number includes 14.5 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol with the remainder coming from biodiesel and...
|EPA's Proposed Cross-State Air Pollution Update Rule|
Charles S. Carter; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
December 7, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2015On November 16th, EPA proposed an “update” to its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) ozone season requirements. Starting in 2017, the proposal is intended to reduce summertime emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from power plants in 23 eastern States. The NOx limitations are...
|All Change - Alberta Overhauls Climate Policy, Ushers In Sweeping New Requirements|
Kent D. Howie, Michael G. Massicotte, Steven Morrison, Beth Reimer-Heck, Alan L. Ross; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
December 7, 2015, previously published on November 23, 2015On November 22, 2015, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a far-reaching and comprehensive new strategy on climate change. It not only responds to recommendations of the Climate Change Advisory Panel ("Panel"), which the provincial government appointed this past summer, but also...
|Alberta's Power Play: Potential Changes Should Bring New Renewable Power Project Opportunities|
Kent D. Howie, Alan L. Ross; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
December 4, 2015, previously published on November 16, 2015The Alberta Government is expected to announce policy changes in the next two weeks that should encourage new renewable power projects in the Province.
|The Clean Water Rule: Troubled Waters Ahead for the EPA and Corps|
Deana M. Bennett, Joan E. Drake; Modrall Sperling;
November 30, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2015Two federal courts have preliminarily halted the enforceability of the "Clean Water Rule"1 promulgated jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps") to define anew "waters of the United States," the...
|Beachfront Management Bill S.139|
Bob Coble; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 12, 2015South Carolina state Senator Ray Cleary’s Beachfront Management Bill S.139 has been scheduled for the Senate Environmental Subcommittee the morning of December 1, 2015.
|Ohio Supreme Court Rules on Ohio Dormant Minerals Act Case: Chesapeake Exploration, LLC. et al. v. Buell et al., 2015-Ohio-4551|
Pamela A. Bolton, Alexandra K. McCluskey; Leech Tishman;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 10, 2015On November 5, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled on its second case concerning the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act, O.R.C. 5301.56 (the “ODMA”) in Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. et al., v. Buell et al., 2015-Ohio-4551.