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  • July 14, 2020

    COVID-19 Offers Force Majeure Lessons For Climate Planning

    The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing commercial litigation has resurfaced a discussion around the growing need for tailored force majeure and other contractual provisions specifically addressing climate change risks, which may be chronic, long-term or arguably foreseeable, say attorneys at Kirkland.

  • July 14, 2020

    Green Group Challenges EPA Water Permit Limitations

    A Pennsylvania environmental group has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying the agency's interpretation of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act published this week "eviscerates" states' and tribes' ability to protect waters around federal pipeline projects.

  • July 14, 2020

    Travelers Jumped Gun In HD Fowler Suit, Judge Finds

    A Washington federal judge on Tuesday tossed a suit by Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America against H.D. Fowler Co. over coverage for defective water pipes, saying the insurer couldn't sue to disclaim coverage because there isn't any sign yet that the contractor would be sued over the incident.

  • July 13, 2020

    Feds Look To Overturn Water Rule Injunction At 10th Circ.

    A Colorado court misinterpreted a key U.S. Supreme Court decision and overstated the negative effects of a Trump administration's rule narrowing the scope of the Clean Water Act when the court enjoined the rule, the federal government has told the Tenth Circuit.

  • July 13, 2020

    Builder Inks $1.5M Sex Harassment Deal With New York AG

    A Long Island construction company has paid $1.5 million to 18 female former employees following a sexual harassment and workplace retaliation investigation by the New York Office of the Attorney General, AG Letitia James announced Monday.

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