Volkswagen is delaying plans to release the preliminary results of an investigation into its diesel emissions scandal being conducted by Jones Day, the company announced Friday, saying releasing the findings too soon would present “unacceptable risks” for the company.
A Canadian mining company on Thursday asked a federal judge to reconsider his finding ruling that a group of tribes in Washington state can seek to recover certain litigation fees and costs from its claim over pollutants dumped into the Columbia River.
Reorganized mining and material company W.R. Grace and Co. asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge Thursday to toss a $1.9 million asbestos damage claim by a logging company near its closed Montana mine because the claim came more than seven years after the bar date.
A number of House Democrats on Thursday backed a proposed amendment to the Clean Air Act that would establish criminal penalties for automakers like Volkswagen that knowingly create vehicles and parts designed to evade emissions standards.
At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, Daimler AG on Thursday said that it is carrying out an internal investigation of its emissions certification process, following proposed class actions alleging that the German automaker uses Volkswagen-style "defeat devices" to ace emissions inspections.
An Australian solar panel company and its Nevada-based intermediary asked a New York federal court Thursday to set aside a more than $1.3 million award granted to China’s Trina Solar Ltd.’s U.S. subsidiary for the Australian company's alleged failure to pay for solar panels.
In Law360’s latest glimpse at the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body, Mexico stymies a U.S. bid to settle the tuna labeling dispute, Russia forges ahead with its case against Ukrainian fertilizer duties, and countries inch close to selecting a new Appellate Body member.
Snowboarders will not carve the slopes at Alta Ski Area alongside their skier counterparts anytime soon after a Tenth Circuit panel declined Tuesday to revive a suit alleging the famed resort’s snowboarding ban is unconstitutional, saying its lease with the U.S. Forest Service fails all four tests for establishing state action.
SunEdison Inc. received a New York judge's interim approval Friday to begin tapping $300 million in bankruptcy financing intended to stabilize the renewable energy giant as it embarks on a court-monitored restructuring of its debts.
Volkswagen is proposing to settle civil claims by the U.S. Department of Justice and hundreds of consumers in multidistrict litigation over its fraudulent emissions software in just about three months since the DOJ's suit, a virtually unheard-of pace that attorneys say was likely the result of VW's admissions and eagerness to move past the scandal.
The Sixth Circuit’s refusal Thursday to revisit a shaky panel decision that asserted jurisdiction over challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule gives the rule’s opponents a chance to seek high court review, but experts say the U.S. Supreme Court will likely avoid the case until the Sixth Circuit rules on its merits.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has not done enough to protect the bull trout’s cold-water habitat from global warming, two environmental groups alleged on Wednesday in their seventh lawsuit in a 20-year battle with the agency over the threatened species.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday that it is working toward amending septic density rules that cap development in its protected Highlands region, saying recent scientific data suggests it can increase sewage capacity in forested and other protected areas and still maintain the region’s high water quality standards.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new water quality standards Wednesday to regulate tribal waters in Maine, in the midst of an ongoing lawsuit in which Maine is accusing the federal agency of limiting its powers to monitor these waters.
A California-based recycling company urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to affirm that Star Insurance Co. wasn’t allowed to rescind its policy in an arson coverage dispute due to misrepresentations on its coverage application, saying the insurer knew of the discrepancies for two years yet failed to address them.
Oklahoma-based Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson PC is setting up shop in Denver, pulling in the principal of a Colorado corporate law firm and luring a former top-level executive for the Williams Cos. Inc. out of retirement, the firm announced Wednesday.
SunEdison Inc.'s Chapter 11 filing Thursday caps the stunning and rapid fall of a clean energy giant with a multibillion-dollar portfolio of renewable generation projects and developers. Experts weighed in on what the bankruptcy may mean for the future of clean energy development and identified four key takeaways.
Controversial new rules governing surface operations at oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania were narrowly approved Thursday afternoon after a marathon hearing before the state’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission.
A shareholder of Southern California Gas Co.'s parent company, Sempra Energy, has launched a derivative suit in California state court accusing the companies' officers of breaching their fiduciary duty amid a natural gas leak at one of SoCalGas' storage facilities.
The U.S. Department of the Interior broke the law by allowing a Navajo Nation-owned coal mine to expand and feed the Four Corners Power Plant for another 25 years despite the threat it poses to the ecosystem of the Southwest, according to a lawsuit filed by five environmental groups Wednesday in Arizona federal court.
Although real estate can be a worthwhile investment and a valuable inheritance, there are times when the cost of owning a property greatly eclipses what it's worth. In the case of toxic succession — when a contaminated piece of real estate is passed down — a beneficiary can be liable for the environmental contamination, no matter what the cost, says Manya Deva Natan of SSS Legal and Consultancy Services.
As a result of the Paris agreement, we expect to see a more stable policy setting in Australia aimed at moving the economy to one with a lower-emissions profile. Businesses will be hoping that the time for short-term, unstable policy is over and that in due course, bipartisan agreement will be reached on what has been a fraught area of public policy, say Elisa de Wit and Hannah Gould of Norton Rose Fulbright.
According to a recent study from the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, more than half of 20,000 students surveyed reported high levels of stress related to landing a job and paying back student loans. Stephen Dash, founder and CEO of Credible Labs Inc., says the numbers show that this trend could be the new standard — especially at private law schools.
It is predicted that the climate action strategies under development in Canada will aim to substantially reduce national greenhouse gas emissions and achieve these reductions as quickly as possible. To most effectively engage with policymakers, business leaders should be aware of their own companies’ carbon risk exposure, say Dentons attorneys Alex MacWilliam, chairman of the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, and Meredith James.
With the Senate adjourned for two weeks and the House due to follow once legislative business concludes Wednesday, the schedule this week will be lighter than normal. But before recess, the House is expected to vote on the Senate-amended Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2016, which extends authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration, including air-traffic control operations, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of ... (continued)
Most lawyers receive little formal training in how to manage others under normal circumstances, let alone during a personal crisis. And the personal problems of associates can make law firms squirm. But when firms offer guidance for navigating intense and emotionally charged moments in an associate's life, everyone benefits — particularly the client, says lawyer and executive coach Stacey Saada Schwartz.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has asserted a diplomatic policy approach to climate change and reportedly intends to inject more Chinese elements into international rules. This includes efforts to establish a “new type of great-power relationship” with the United States, says WilmerHale's Lester Ross, chairman of the policy committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China.
New rules that went into effect recently provide both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service with a broader ability to designate and protect critical habitat. The revised regulations provide an immense amount of discretion and flexibility for the services, while creating a great deal of uncertainty for landowners, say attorneys at Holland & Knight LLP.
For decades, complex lawsuits have been a challenge for state courts and litigants across the nation, often unnecessarily consuming time and money for all involved. These cases can clog court dockets and create uncertainty for the parties when different judges handle discovery, motion practice and ultimately trial. California's approach to the problem provides a good model for other regions, say members of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Some in India believe that the finance clause in the Paris agreement could be used to limit the flow of funds to developing countries seeking to expand thermal power production. If that were to happen, the agreement could indirectly breach the position achieved by developing nations such as India, says Saionton Basu of Duane Morris LLP.