Environmental Law

Environmental Law

New Mexico sues EPA, seeking cleanup of toxic mine spill and damages

Government Law

Congress investigating state AGs for Exxon Mobil climate-change subpoenas

Criminal Justice

Fertilizer plant explosion and fire that killed 15 in Texas in 2013 was intentional, feds say

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge who drank Flint water steps aside in case over replacing city’s lead water pipes

Government Law

Municipalities find new funding source by filing class-action suits

Energy Law

Colorado Supreme Court overturns fracking bans enacted by cities

Privacy Law

Law authorizing garbage inspections for composting scofflaws violates privacy rights, judge rules

Verdicts & Settlements

Volkswagen settlement details should be kept secret until filed, judge says after news report

Criminal Justice

3 officials charged in connection with Flint drinking-water crisis

U.S. Supreme Court

Maryland program to encourage new generation of electricity is pre-empted, Supreme Court says

Environmental Law

Exxon sues law firm that sought climate change documents

Environmental Law

Federal judge gives final OK to $20B settlement by BP in Gulf oil spill disaster

Banking Law

Feds reportedly making novel use of civil bank fraud law to pursue new Volkswagen probe

U.S. Supreme Court

Chief justice refuses states’ request to stay mercury rule in ‘significant victory’ for EPA

National Pulse

Drought sheds light on the California’s water law deficiencies

Oil Spill

Federal jury finds engineer not guilty in BP oil spill case

U.S. Supreme Court

In SCOTUS first, court stays clean power rule pending DC Circuit review; four justices dissent

Corporate Law

Despite conflict, Covington can represent Minnesota in major enviro suit against 3M, judge rules

Criminal Justice

Utility is criminally charged in methane gas leak that displaced thousands from homes

Civil Rights

Lawsuits seek $250M due to Flint, Michigan, water supply issues