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HTMLSummary Judgment Reversed on Plaintiff's Jones Act Claims
Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015
The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed orders from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas granting summary judgment in favor of defendants Arco and Sunoco on the basis that evidence existed that the plaintiff was exposed to asbestos aboard vessels operated by the defendants and that the plaintiff...

 

HTMLNew EPA Guidance Documents on Vapor Intrusion
Vincent S. Oleszkiewicz; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 08, 2015
In June 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“US EPA”) released two highly anticipated technical guidance documents regarding the assessment and mitigation of vapor intrusion. These separate but complementary documents replace the US EPA’s 2002 Draft Guidance...

 

HTMLSuperior Court Rules Tincher Applies to Failure to Warn Cases
Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently issued an opinion deciding a number of issues in the consolidated appeal of Amato v. Crane/Vinciguerra v. Crane, 2015 PA Super. 83. The cases were appeals from jury verdicts of $2.5 million and $2.3 million that were tried in Philadelphia in February 2013...

 

HTMLNational Marine Fisheries Service Requests More Information for Jordan Cove Energy Project Biological Assessment
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015
The West Coast Region of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has filed a lengthy request with FERC for more information to enable NMFS to perform its evaluation of FERC’s Biological Assessment for the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project LNG export terminal at Coos Bay, Ore., and...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants and Raises Questions about Judicial Deference to Future EPA Rules
Jennifer M. Hayes, Meghan E. Sweeney, Charles T. Wehland; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 2015
On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Michigan v. EPA, which may have serious implications for the Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") ability to regulate hazardous air pollutant emissions from power facilities going forward. 576 U.S. &under;&under;&under;...

 

HTMLAll Aboard? US and Canada Announce New Joint Regulations for Rail Tank Car Safety Standards
Michael A. Marion, Alan L. Ross; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 09, 2015
In a joint Canada-US press conference held earlier this month, Canada’s Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and US Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox announced harmonized cross-border regulations aimed at strengthening safety standards for rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and other...

 

HTMLB.C. to Conduct Environmental Assessment of the WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015
The Canadian Minister of the Environment, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, P.C., M.P., has approved British Columbia (B.C.)’s request for substitution to permit B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office to prepare the environmental assessment for the WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project. Last...

 

HTMLChanging The Face Of Hazardous Products: Aligning WHMIS with the GHS in Canada
Kristen Balcom, Aimee Collier; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 09, 2015
In February 2015, the amended federal Hazardous Products Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. H-3 (the “HPA”) and new Hazardous Products Regulations, S.O.R./2015-17 (the “Regulations”) came into effect. The amendments to the HPA repeal the Controlled Products Regulations, S.O.R./88-66.

 

HTMLPrivate Parties Not Liable for Public Interest Costs 
Timothy Bottomer, Rick Williams; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 09, 2015
Courts are becoming increasingly resistant to attempts by third parties, specifically environmental non-governmental organizations (“ENGOs”,) to insert themselves in permitting processes and judicial reviews where they are not directly involved and add no relevant expertise. The recent...

 

HTMLGreen Light Given For The Modernization Of Québec’s Environmental Authorizations Regime
Marie-Claude Bellemare, Marc Unger; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 8, 2015
On June 11, 2015, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Mr. David Heurtel (the “Minister”) tabled in the National Assembly a green paper (the “Green Paper”),1 following up on the announcement made by the Minister on...

 


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