A 3-2 decision by the National Labor Relations Board has raised the bar for filing hiring discrimination lawsuits in order to prevent job applicants who are not genuinely interested in seeking a position with a company from bringing unfair labor practice allegations if they do not gain employment.
After a year-long battle, AK Steel Holding Corp. has backed down from a fight with its retirees over health care benefits, agreeing to establish a $663 million trust rather than follow through on its promise to start charging premiums.
A group of Enron Corp.'s creditors fired the opening volley in the battle to overturn a decision that denied the banks' motion to subordinate certain claims to pre-petition agreements guaranteeing “senior indebtedness.”
The Department of Energy announced on Friday that it intends to fine contractor Bechtel National Inc. $165,000 for violating nuclear safety requirements in the construction of a waste treatment plant located at the Hanford nuclear reservation in south-central Washington.
A court on Friday ordered six chemical companies to pay over $7 million for the cleanup of a polluted chemical dumping site to three companies that have already borne much of the cost, concluding a case that began nearly six years ago.
A former Dynegy Inc. tax attorney who is currently serving a six-year term in prison on securities fraud charges is seeking to reverse his conviction, claiming that federal prosecutors kept him from receiving proper funding for his defense.
Energy Northwest has been fined $120,000 for improperly labeling and storing hazardous waste and chemicals and committing other violations at two sites in Washington.
The reviving nuclear power industry got some good news Thursday when the federal government released final rules detailing how its loan guarantee program for innovative energy technologies will be governed. The program will cover a wide range of clean energy projects, including advanced nuclear power.
Oil refining company Motiva Enterprises LLC on Thursday agreed to pay $2.25 million to settle charges that it violated water pollution limits in the Delaware River, thus ending a lawsuit that was first filed nearly 20 years ago.
Citing lack of personal jurisdiction, Centerpoint Energy Inc. is seeking to be dismissed from another multidistrict litigation case in which a slew of energy companies have been accused of raising and fixing prices for natural gas in western states.
In a bid to sidestep Chevron Corp.'s request for sanctions, attorneys representing plaintiffs who falsely claimed they developed cancer due to Chevron's alleged illegal dumping of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian rain forest are arguing that they had reasonable basis for filing the claims.
A federal judge has shot down an attempt by Calpine Corp.'s shareholders committee to stay the company's bankruptcy proceedings until after the committee appeals the approval of the energy company's disclosure statement.
An $89 million lawsuit brought by Kentucky’s attorney general against Marathon Oil Corp. will return to state court after a judge dismissed a bid by the energy company to defend itself in a federal venue.
Collapsed hedge fund Amaranth Advisors LLC has once again asked a court to stay the lawsuit filed against it by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, arguing that the case should be put on hold until the conclusion of a similar matter filed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
As alarm about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund's dwindling budget and worries that cleanup has lagged have spread, Capitol Hill Democrats recently indicated that they could be gearing up to investigate and possibly reform the program.
Southern California Edison plans to appeal an order forcing the utility to pay $200 million in penalties for altering customer satisfaction surveys and safety documents to collect larger bonus payments.
The U.S. Trustee overseeing Global Power Equipment Group Inc.’s bankruptcy case lashed out at the power-plant equipment manufacturer’s bid to retain Financial Balloting Group LLC as its balloting and solicitation agent, claiming that the company has not justified the need for such a move.
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to drop its challenge of the proposed $1.4 billion merger between Western Refining Inc. and Giant Industries Inc., despite its continuing belief that the merger is anti-competitive.
The Kazakhstan government has reportedly hit a Chevron Corp.-led oil venture with a $609 million fine for illegally stockpiling sulfur at the Tengiz oilfield in the western part of the country.
After receiving a "no" from the bankruptcy court, federal prosecutors have been granted a temporary reprieve by a Manhattan district court judge to resolve a spat over the proposed estimation procedures for determining environmental claims in Dana Corp.'s Chapter 11 case.