Environmental Law

Environmental Law

Citing climate change concerns, prosecutor drops criminal charges against coal protesters

Environmental Law

BP grossly negligent in Gulf oil spill, federal judge rules; company could face $18B in penalties

Government Law

Towns and cities can ban fracking in their borders, New York high court rules

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS partially limits EPA’s greenhouse gas authority; Scalia says EPA got most of what it wanted

Business of Law

Kelly Hart opens New Orleans office with 6-lawyer team from Gordon Arata

U.S. Supreme Court

Superfund law doesn’t pre-empt state outer limit for filing tort suit, SCOTUS says

National Pulse

California’s ban on standard-caged birds poses a chicken-egg problem

Law Firms

Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders reportedly could vote on a merger proposal this week

Trials & Litigation

Patton Boggs withdraws from hard-fought Chevron environmental case, will pay company $15M

Trials & Litigation

BP cries foul, says crafty lawyers and claimants collected $500M in comp unrelated to oil spill

Environmental Law

Airlines and World Trade Center leaseholder don’t have to pay cleanup costs for 9/11 attacks

U.S. Supreme Court

A ‘cringeworthy blunder’ by Scalia? New corrected opinion is issued after profs notice mistake

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS backs EPA rule tackling problem of cross-state pollution

U.S. Supreme Court

Does Sarbanes-Oxley apply to destruction of fish evidence? SCOTUS to decide

Environmental Law

Anti-fracking lawyer wins international prize and $175,000

Environmental Law

Jury awards nearly $3M to family over fracking pollution

Animal Law

Osprey so far prevails in battle to build nest in front of traffic cam

Trials & Litigation

Chevron can sue Patton Boggs over law firm effort to collect $9.5B verdict, federal judge rules

Environmental Law

Fracking company owner pleads guilty to dumping waste in Ohio river

Environmental Law

Trial judge reopens gate for Michigan exotic swine, which some say is delicious