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A U.S. insurer asked a Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday not to force it to accept an umpire proposed by certain underwriters at Lloyd's, London, in arbitration aimed at resolving a dispute over the allocation of an underlying pollution claim, decrying "shenanigans" in the appointment process.
A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed allegations that Sempra Energy and subsidiary SoCalGas misled shareholders by hiding the strain facing their infrastructure ahead of the massive Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, saying investors had failed to show specific evidence of deception.
A New Jersey real estate developer sued Ericsson in federal court Wednesday over the company’s alleged refusal to allow the developer to bring its own environmental inspector to look at the property before fully closing on the $15 million sale.
The states of North Dakota and Texas on Wednesday filed a brief in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to put on hold and revise parts of a rule aimed at curbing methane emissions, saying that the agency properly exercised its discretion in issuing the stay.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued new rules and guidance that implement recent revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act, including a framework for evaluating chemical risks and a method of prioritizing chemicals for review.