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Agricultural Bioengineering: The Shifting Landscape
The field of bioengineering is rapidly evolving with new tools that allow for simple, efficient, and highly-specific DNA and RNA editing.
United States
9 Aug 2018
Industry Coalition Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against Enforcement Of North Dakota Dealer Statute
On December 14, 2017, the U.S. District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction preventing the enforcement of recently enacted amendments ...
United States
21 Dec 2017
Mandatory Club Membership: To Amend Or Not Amend?
In early 2008, the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida issued a highly publicized ruling that held invalid an amendment to a homeowners' association declaration requiring that all members of the Willoughby Community Association become at least social members of the country club.
United States
23 Apr 2009
For Transactions Closing On Or After November 1, 2006: New "All Appropriate Inquiry" Rule For Environmental Due Diligence Requires Use Of New Standard
On November 1, 2006, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (U.S.EPA) final rule defining the standard for conducting All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I ESAs) goes into effect.
United States
1 Nov 2006
A Compilation of Stormwater and Other Related Water News
(Lands Alert, May 16, 2006) Today, the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous opinion in a Clean Water Act case, S.D. Warren Co. v. Maine Bd. of Envt'l. Prot., 547 U.S. ___ (2006), No. 04-1527. The opinion interprets the term "discharge," in the context of releases of water from a dam, and whether a state water quality certification is required under Section 401 for a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for dam operation.
United States
7 Jun 2006
Tax-Deductible Conservation Easements: Creation, Analysis, Litigation
The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and state tax authorities have announced that real estate conservation easements – especially their proper valuation – will be a major focus of tax enforcement activity (audits and litigation).
United States
14 May 2006
A Compilation of Stormwater and Other Related Water News
In a set-back for homebuilders and property owners, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of California ("the judge") has determined that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), when conducting a cost-impact analysis of a critical habitat designation, may not consider the whole cost of protecting the habitat and the species but only the difference between "recovery" of a species and the lower standard of "survival" of the species.
United States
15 Apr 2006
The New Growth Management Legislation and What it Means to You
The growth management legislation (C/S C/S C/S SB 360), passed by the Florida Legislature on May 6, 2005, carries important implications for those engaged in development-related businesses throughout the state.
United States
29 Jul 2005
Missing an Opportunity
Is your land doing all it can for you? Conservation easements could be the key to unlocking tax savings on your golf course, although they are not appropriate for every situation. How can a course owner know if entering into a conservation easement is the right decision? This is the question that course owners around the country are struggling to answer.
United States
11 May 2005
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