Environmental Law

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

Environmental Law

DC Circuit: EPA must make rules to stop companies from filing bankruptcy to avoid pollution cleanup

Environmental Law

California air quality agency sues over gas leak which has displaced thousands

Environmental Law

Suit seeks replacement of lead water pipes in Flint; is sovereign immunity a bar?

U.S. Supreme Court

Federal rule promoting reduced energy use is upheld by SCOTUS; environmentalists applaud decision

Tort Law

Corporate defense lawyer’s suit against DuPont exposed decades of pollution and redefined his career

Environmental Law

Federal prosecutors investigate water contamination in Flint, Michigan