The Ute Indian Tribe has told a D.C. federal judge that a group claiming to represent tribal members is actually a group of disgruntled members who don't hold leadership positions, urging the court to exclude them from a suit challenging President Donald Trump's decisions to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday shot down a challenge brought by a coalition of environmental groups to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's order amending the licenses for several Maine hydroelectric projects over their alleged threat to endangered Atlantic salmon, deciding some of the objections should have been raised earlier.
A California judge on Monday slashed roughly $211 million from the $289 million jury verdict won by a groundskeeper who alleged that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller caused his lymphoma, ruling that the jury’s punitive damages award must be limited to protect the agrochemical giant’s due process rights.
A Washington state appellate court on Monday revived a woman's lawsuit alleging that her husband was killed by a defective industrial water recovery system made by a General Electric subsidiary, ruling the suit was not filed too late.
An environmental nonprofit Monday asked a D.C. Circuit panel to revive its challenge to a National Marine Fisheries Service rule it says improperly allows the agency to decrease the number of observers it assigns to monitor how many fish are incidentally caught off the Northeast coast.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s bid to delay the implementation of a recent ban on seafood imported from Mexico that is caught with an all-encompassing net that kills the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise.
A Native American women’s green group and an animal rights organization sued the federal government Monday, alleging its actions on a host of environmental issues have exacerbated climate change and violated U.S. citizens’ right to privacy under the Constitution.
A coalition of environmental and public health advocates asked the D.C. Circuit to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of requests by Maryland and Delaware to reduce upwind pollution coming from other states in violation of the so-called good neighbor provision of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental groups on Monday urged the D.C. Circuit to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's initial set of revisions to Obama-era regulations governing coal ash disposal that ease requirements for utilities and other power plant operators by delaying coal ash pond closures and groundwater monitoring.
European Union antitrust authorities signed off Monday on a French government plan to dole out €200 million ($229 million) in subsidies to individuals and companies producing renewable electricity meant primarily for their own use.
A group of World Trade Organization members on Monday peppered China with questions about its effective ban on imports of scrap material, which has disrupted global recycling supply chains and begun to make Beijing's trade partners nervous.
Children accusing the federal government of pushing policies that will worsen climate change-related dangers urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to let the landmark trial begin next week, arguing that short-circuiting a case over constitutional rights would set a dangerous precedent.
Chief Justice John Roberts issued an administrative stay on Friday in a lawsuit accusing the federal government of failing to protect future generations from climate change, in a move that could delay an Oregon federal trial currently set for Oct. 29.
An electric car company co-founded by former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe asked a Virginia bankruptcy court for permission to name a Chinese investment firm as the $50 million stalking horse bidder for its assets.
Three states told a Texas federal court that an Obama administration rule that broadened the reach of the Clean Water Act and was widely contested by other states and industry groups should be thrown out, saying it conflicts with Supreme Court precedent, the intent of the law and infringes on states’ rights.
A software company, a genome editing company and an electric scooter manufacturer priced initial public offerings late Thursday that raised a combined $508 million, with help from DLA Piper, Ropes & Gray LLP and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
President Donald Trump on Friday directed two federal agencies to look for ways to make it easier for developers to complete water infrastructure projects in California, Washington and Oregon, including streamlining procedures that are in place to protect the environment and endangered species.
Vinson & Elkins LLP has brought on board a George W. Bush-era assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division, adding an experienced partner to its environmental and white collar practices.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday withdrew an Obama-era proposal for new health and environmental protection regulations for uranium ore extraction that would have required stricter groundwater quality and monitoring standards.
Four companies have asked the Supreme Court to review the Sixth Circuit’s decision to approve the certification of certain issues for classwide treatment in a group of Dayton, Ohio, residents’ lawsuit accusing the companies of groundwater pollution.
An environmental group is criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for their actions and policies regarding levels of glyphosate in oat-based products. Advocacy groups will likely continue to press the issue, with individual companies being pulled into the debate, say attorneys at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
The process of applying for litigation financing isn’t difficult, but few do it right the first time. Following five steps in your application process will help make sure litigation funders are convinced of the value of your company's legal claims, says Molly Pease of Curiam Capital LLC.
The Democratic Party is expected to take control of the House of Representatives next year, which will dramatically increase the congressional investigations risks for the private sector. Prime targets include pharmaceutical, financial services and technology companies, says Brian Smith of Covington & Burling LLP.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General recently released its strategic plan for 2019 to 2023. Brian Stansbury and Leah Min of King & Spalding LLP provide insights on several noteworthy aspects, such as how the OIG will hold the EPA accountable for meeting 2019 targets and rely on data and business analytics to meet its goals.
Over the last two decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to address interstate air pollution under the Clean Air Act have yielded a series of complex federal regulatory programs. However, it's now signaling a method that involves greater deference to states’ analyses and determinations, says Norman Fichthorn of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
Despite the Clean Water Act's long history, recent decisions from the federal appellate courts — including two opinions from the Sixth Circuit last month — have raised new questions about several issues that once seemed settled, say Anthony Cavender and Amy Pierce of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed replacement for the Clean Power Plan, dubbed the Affordable Clean Energy rule, is now open for comment. The rule could cost the coal industry and coal-fired power plants millions, but there are a number of elements that the oil and gas industry must consider as well, says Carroll McGuffey of Troutman Sanders LLP.
In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens.
In the two years since the American Bar Association's controversial anti-discrimination and harassment rule, only one state has adopted it, while numerous state supreme courts, state attorneys general and legal groups have correctly rejected Model Rule 8.4(g) as a threat to lawyers' First Amendment rights, says Bradley Abramson, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.