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  • December 15, 2017

    Brothers Will See Jail Time Over Turtle Trafficking

    Two brothers who admitted to trafficking alligator snapping turtles can’t escape without a bite, a Texas federal judge held Friday, ordering them to serve 21 months and 16 months in prison, respectively, for illegally taking and selling members of the threatened species.

  • December 15, 2017

    Texas Justices Keep Noble On The Hook For $63M Indemnity

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to revisit its decision that Noble Energy Inc. has to indemnify ConocoPhillips in connection with $63 million in environmental cleanup costs despite arguments that Noble’s predecessor wasn’t properly told about the indemnity agreement.

  • December 15, 2017

    Pearson Simon, Burns Charest To Lead German Auto MDL

    A California federal judge on Thursday picked attorneys from Pearson Simon & Warshaw LLP and Burns Charest LLP as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation accusing Audi, BMW, Volkswagen and other German automakers of a decadeslong antitrust conspiracy covering car technology, costs, suppliers and emissions equipment.

  • December 15, 2017

    AGs Oppose EPA, Corps Proposal To Delay Clean Water Rule

    Attorneys general from states including New York, California and Massachusetts have told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they “strongly oppose” the proposed postponement of an Obama-era rule defining the federal government’s jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.

  • December 15, 2017

    Toss Of Duke Energy Investor Suit Upheld By Del. Justices

    The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of an investor breach of duty suit against the directors of Duke Energy on Friday, saying in a 4-1 split opinion that the Court of Chancery was correct in tossing the suit because the plaintiffs hadn't shown that a litigation demand on the board was futile.

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