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Enhanced Federal Regulation Of PFAS Teed Up For U.S. Senate Action
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances took center stage this week in the United States Senate with consideration of a bipartisan compromise that would mandate stronger new federal PFAS regulations.
United States
25 Jun 2019
Aggressive Interest In Federal PFAS Regulations Continues To Mount
Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2019) - Pressure for tough federal action to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continues to grow
United States
6 Jun 2019
Perfluorinated Chemicals: A Rapidly Evolving Regulatory And Legal Risk Issue For Businesses
(May 6, 2019) - A once obscure group of chemicals known as perfluorinated chemical substances (PFAS) have gripped national headlines in recent months, due to increasing concerns over potential health risks.
United States
22 May 2019
Fifth Circuit Upholds Ruling That Operator Of Tug Is Also "Operating" Oil Barge Being Towed For Purposes Of OPA '90
United States of America v. Nature's Way Marine, LLC, Environmental Pollution Group, LLC, Fifth Circuit No. 17-60698, decided September 21, 2018
United States
6 Feb 2019
2018 In Review – Inter Partes Review Developments, Part 1 Of 2
In one of the most heavily anticipated, and in some ways controversial, decision of the year, the Supreme Court ruled in Oil States Energy Services v. Green's Energy Group ...
United States
12 Dec 2018
In Texas, Surface Estate Owner Does Have The Ability To Allow Subsurface Horizontal Drilling Despite Separate Ownership Of The Mineral Estate
Anadarko wished to produce minerals beneath the Chaparral Wildlife Management Area controlled by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
United States
18 Aug 2017
Texas Judge Dismisses 20,000 Cases Against BP In Benzene Release Lawsuit
A Galveston County, Texas judge has dismissed nearly half of the cases filed against BP filed on behalf of people who allege they got sick in connection with a 2010 emissions release at a Texas City...
United States
10 Nov 2016
Component Parts Not Covered After Removal From Scheduled Rig
The Insured in Performance Drilling sought coverage under an "all risks" insurance policy for two mud pumps which were removed from a drilling rig and later stolen from the Insured's storage yard...
United States
28 Sep 2016
Responsible Party Under OPA Not Responsible For Damages Resulting From Government Imposed Moratorium And Permitorium
Judge Barbier found Plaintiffs had failed to sustain their burden of plausibly alleging claims which satisfied OPA's causation standard, and thus granted BP's Motion to Dismiss.
United States
6 Jul 2016
OCSLA Choice Of Law Is Not Waivable, Inadvertently Or Otherwise
Petrobras America and its Underwriters sued Vicinay Cadenas, S.A., the manufacturer of an underwater tether chain that broke after being installed.
United States
6 Jul 2016
Federal Fifth Circuit Finds Federal Jurisdiction Over Oil Pipeline Pollution Suit
Plaintiffs, 189 natural persons who live, work, or own real property in a certain part of Harvey, Louisiana, or formerly did so, filed suit in Louisiana state court against various oil companies...
United States
6 Apr 2016
Insurers' Oil Rig Coverage Trial Win Upheld By Federal Fifth Circuit
Seahawk Drilling, Inc. owned a jack-up drilling rig – the J/U SEAHAWK 3000 - which had been in service since 1974.
United States
5 Apr 2016
Owner Of Rig Lost In Hurricane Not Liable For Damage To Vessel That Later Allided With Sunken Rig
This case arises from the tanker vessel M/T SKS SATILLA, which allided with the unmarked and submerged wreck of the ENSCO 74, a jack-up drilling rig that was lost during Hurricane Ike.
United States
4 Jan 2016
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