The rule finalized Thursday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that makes a place for energy storage in the nation's wholesale electricity markets will shake up the power sector, from boosting renewable energy deployment to spelling doom for certain fossil fuel plants. Here are key takeaways from FERC's energy storage actions and key things to watch for as they're implemented.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday partially vacated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 ozone standards implementation rule, finding the agency improperly relaxed compliance measures that are mandatory under the Clean Air Act.
The Texas Supreme Court declined Friday to intervene in a dispute in which a lawyer argued he was wrongly disqualified from acting as counsel in litigation against two oil and gas companies that he runs, which are facing a shareholder derivative lawsuit from his son, a former executive at both companies.
New Jersey’s environmental watchdog and a state park board on Friday asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reverse its decision to issue a conditional certificate for the $1 billion PennEast gas pipeline, saying FERC relied on “woefully insufficient data.”
U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton found himself in a difficult position last month, caught between the obligation for a speedy government response to a Freedom of Information Act request and the strain federal agencies and courts are under as FOIA litigation surges under the Trump administration.
The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry and the state Department of Economic Development asked a federal judge Friday to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit seeking to reverse a $1.4 billion tax break for a $6 billion liquefied natural gas plant built by Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC, saying the proposed class is flawed.
Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday said a suit filed by a former contract worker’s estate didn’t properly support allegations that negligence by the company contributed to the man’s death from inhaling poisonous gas while he worked on one of the energy giant’s oil and gas wells.
A New York bankruptcy judge Friday said he would hold a hearing to address a Breitburn Energy Partners LP bondholder’s claim of conflicts of interest between a prospective stalking horse bidder, a Breitburn lienholder and Breitburn bankruptcy counsel Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to consider a software developer’s suit in which he claimed that a trial court incorrectly ruled he was an employee and not an independent contractor of the drilling technology company that demanded he hand over a computer application he wrote.
A Nigerian offshore drilling unit of Transocean told a Texas federal judge that an oil exploration company can't slip its bid to confirm a $14 million arbitration award issued over unpaid work, arguing that there are no loopholes in the binding arbitration to which the parties agreed.
In this week's Taxation With Representation, Wyndham sold its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity for $1.3 billion, LyondellBasell bought A. Schulman for $2.25 billion, Hoffman-La Roche proposed buying Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion, and Charles River Laboratories acquired MPI Research for $800 million.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a deal that will see Canadian gas station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. sell 10 locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin to assuage antitrust concerns over the company’s acquisition of Midwestern competitor Holiday Stationstores Inc. and affiliates, the agency said Friday.
The United States on Thursday further pushed a D.C. federal judge to transfer to Utah federal court combined challenges to President Donald Trump’s decision to slash the size of Bears Ears National Monument, the same day the cases were consolidated.
Bankrupt energy provider Energy Future Holdings Corp. made a hastily scheduled appearance Friday in Delaware court to ask for guidance on issues related to a $275 million fund reserve being created to cover a potential claim from a jilted sale partner.
The Japanese government joined the throng of nations pushing back against recently enacted U.S. safeguard tariffs on solar panel components at the World Trade Organization Friday, asking to sit down with the Trump administration to discuss earning relief from the sweeping restrictions.
A solar panel manufacturer urged a California federal court Thursday to stop a customer from acquiring some $1.6 million worth of modules, arguing that the company created a supply contract row in the first place by disrupting its cash flow.
FirstEnergy unveiled a plan Friday for its merchant power unit to shutter a West Virginia coal-fired power plant, a move that came not long after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shot down the plant's proposed sale to a FirstEnergy utility.
Winston & Strawn LLP has hired two Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP litigators who specialize in oil and gas disputes as the firm continues to beef up its energy team in Houston, Winston & Strawn said Thursday.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP has fortified its debt finance practice with the hiring of two attorneys in Washington, D.C. — from Norton Rose Fulbright and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP — who bring notable energy and project finance transactions experience, the firm announced Thursday.
Three companies recently submitted bids in response to the request for proposal issued by Massachusetts electric distribution companies, in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, for offshore wind energy generation projects off the coast of Massachusetts. The stage is set for 2018 to be a breakthrough year in U.S. offshore wind development, say attorneys with Latham & Watkins LLP.
Late last year, the Sedona Conference released the third edition of its principles addressing electronic document production, updated to account for innovations like Snapchat and Twitter. It may be necessary for these principles to be updated more often in order to keep pace with technology, says Charles McGee III of Murphy & McGonigle LLP.
Despite valuing lateral hiring as an integral element of their strategies, many law firms are failing to properly screen potential hires and, as a result, are often disappointed when promises made during the interview don't pan out. Here, Law360 looks at five ways firms can avoid lateral hiring remorse.
It may seem like a nightmare scenario for a trial attorney: giving a closing argument and feeling the majority of the jury is going against you. But trial attorneys say that as long as you know there's one juror committed to your case who's been armed with your arguments, a verdict in your favor is no dream.
Two New York state appeals judges scoffed at a fired Allen & Overy LLP attorney seeking to lift sanctions and revive her sexual harassment suit against the firm at a hearing Friday, hammering the attorney for cutting short a court-ordered psychiatric examination by threatening to have the doctor arrested.
A settlement between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP chief financial officer Joel Sanders, who was convicted of fraud, rests on the outcome of Sanders' criminal appeal, a Manhattan federal judge heard Friday.
The U.S. Supreme Court will enter the underworld of burglars, spouse abusers and drug dealers in its first week back on the bench after a long winter recess, hearing a busy criminal docket presenting constitutional questions around double jeopardy and self-incrimination that are critical to the white collar bar.
The general counsel for the parent company of Midas received a two-year stayed suspension for practicing out of state, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed optimism that the burgeoning #MeToo movement will have a sustained impact, and PNC Bank’s general counsel shared with Law360 why he moved in-house after spending much of his career at law firms. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
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For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.