21 ABA Journal Natural Resources articles.
environmental lawyer Steven Donziger was sentenced to six months in prison Friday for refusing to surrender his electronic devices and disobeying other court orders in a suit against him by the Chevron Corp.
Oct 4, 2021 11:16 AM CDT
Only three Vault Law 100 law firms received an A grade in a new report by Law Students for Climate Accountability, while three dozen received a failing grade of F.
Aug 19, 2021 11:56 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
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
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
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
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
While many practices have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis law is among the few that have actually prospered, Amanda Ostrowitz said during a Wednesday afternoon event at the ABA Techshow 2021
Mar 10, 2021 4:24 PM CST
COVID-19 claim doesn’t stop execution of drug trafficker
Drug trafficker Cory Johnson was executed Thursday for his role in the slayings of seven people after the U.S. Supreme Court refused…
Jan 15, 2021 4:31 PM CST
The Oregon Supreme Court has rejected claims that the public trust doctrine imposes broad duties on the state to protect the environment from greenhouse gas emissions.
Oct 23, 2020 10:39 AM CDT
The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $600 million to settle claims by Flint, Michigan, residents and businesses that said they were harmed by lead that leached into the city’s water supply.
Aug 20, 2020 3:45 PM CDT
Rejecting a referee’s recommendation, a New York appeals court has disbarred an environmental lawyer for obtaining a fraudulent $8.6 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador.
Aug 14, 2020 10:56 AM CDT
Trump faces federal lawsuit over new policy of excluding immigrants from 2020 census
The city of Atlanta, several nonprofit organizations and naturalized citizens sued President Donald Trump on Thursday over…
Jul 24, 2020 4:27 PM CDT
There are two paths lawyers can take in response to the crisis. We can mutter, “We’re screwed,” and go back to practicing law and living high-carbon lifestyles. Or we can devote time and resources to help ensure a livable future, says lawyer Matthew Metz.
Feb 27, 2020 10:50 AM CST
Climate change, which has surfaced as a major issue in the 2020 presidential election, is a growing practice area in environmental litigation. Everyone involved (even the U.S. government, which has…
Jan 23, 2020 2:49 PM CST
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