716 ABA Journal Environmental Law articles.
Disbarred human rights lawyer Steven Donziger was found guilty of criminal contempt Monday for refusing to comply with court orders in a long-running battle with the Chevron Corp. over pollution in Ecuador.
Jul 26, 2021 11:41 AM CDT
In October, the Apache Corp., a Houston oil company, was unable to persuade the Texas Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a paralegal’s retaliation award of about $900,000 in damages and attorney fees.
Jul 26, 2021 10:39 AM CDT
Chicago's lakefront, with its parks, museums, beaches and public spaces, is an accident of history. But can we take lessons from that history to create sustainable and environmentally responsible public spaces?
Jul 21, 2021 10:00 AM CDT
Webinar will consider caregiving bias in legal profession
The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession will examine how the legal profession can ensure the success of mothers and caregivers…
Jul 19, 2021 4:26 PM CDT
A federal judge in Pensacola, Florida, has dismissed 238 cases filed for cleanup workers who blame their medical problems on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Jun 29, 2021 2:38 PM CDT
Chauvin sentenced for George Floyd’s death
A Minnesota judge on Friday sentenced fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years years in prison for killing George Floyd…
Jun 25, 2021 3:41 PM CDT
A closing brief filed on behalf of disbarred environmental lawyer
Steven Donziger contends that the criminal contempt case against him “has all the trappings of a deeply troubled and conflicted prosecution run by an oil company.”
Jun 11, 2021 11:43 AM CDT
A slew of measures passed in California in recent years in hopes of expanding consumer or environmental protections further afield. Whether it’s product ingredients or data privacy or pollution prevention, California is frequently where such laws start.
Jun 1, 2021 2:00 AM CDT
“You can be vigilant in how you work to prevent zoonotic diseases and spillovers from different species, but that doesn’t help you if your neighbors aren’t following the same rules and protocols,” says Rajesh Reddy.
Jun 1, 2021 12:50 AM CDT
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that lawyer statements about a client’s allegations made in a press release and social media aren’t protected by the judicial proceedings privilege or attorney immunity.
May 25, 2021 3:39 PM CDT
New York City-based lawyer Loni Edwards always she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.
“My whole life, my goal was always to be a lawyer,” she…
May 10, 2021 10:30 AM CDT
Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice, has aligned 100% of the time in argued cases with conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch, according to an analysis by CNN reporter Joan Biskupic.
May 6, 2021 12:00 PM CDT
I sowed each seed in my garden with equal care and affection. I took great pains to ensure optimal growing conditions: watering them, providing the prescribed fertilizer and periodically extracting weeds.
May 6, 2021 11:12 AM CDT
90 convictions could be vacated after detective is charged
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez in New York says his office has lost confidence in 27 felony and 63 misdemeanor convictions…
Apr 7, 2021 4:35 PM CDT
Federal law gives the Environmental Protection Agency, not federal courts, the authority to regulate greenhouse emissions in the United States, a federal appeals court ruled as it tossed a climate change lawsuit Thursday.
Apr 2, 2021 9:34 AM CDT
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