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Blockchain And Data Privacy
What data privacy concerns should practitioners have relating to blockchain technology? Answering the question involves understanding first the personal information implicated by a specific blockchain
European Union
20 Feb 2019
Privacy And Data Security Strategies For Start-Up Companies
Start-up companies know that, when potential investors kick the tires, they will look carefully at the company's business model and IP portfolio.
United States
25 Jan 2019
Five On Friday – Five Recent Developments That We've Been Watching Closely – April 20, 2018
It's Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we've been monitoring.
United States
24 Apr 2018
President Trump Repeals DOL "Blacklisting" Rule
On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed a bill repealing the U.S. Department of Labor's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces regulation.
United States
7 Apr 2017
Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Approach To Donning-And-Doffing Cases Under The FLSA
The U.S. Supreme Court held in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. that the Fair Labor Standards Act did not require an employer to pay workers for time spent donning and doffing protective gear.
United States
4 Mar 2014
Differentiating Between Junk Science And Admissible Expert Opinion In Pennsylvania
In environmental personal injury cases, proof of causation is key and that causation almost always hinges on expert opinion.
United States
19 Dec 2013
Third Time May Be The Charm In The Lower Fox River PCB Superfund Matter
It’s always satisfying to find an open-minded judge who is willing to change his decision when he is shown to be wrong, but Judge Greisbach of the Eastern District of Wisconsin may be crossing the line from open-mindedness into a chronic inability to make up his mind.
United States
20 Apr 2012
Wondering About The Status Of EPA's CCR Rule? So Are 11 Environmental Groups
I have had a number of clients ask me recently about the status of EPA’s efforts to regulate coal combustion residuals under RCRA.
United States
18 Apr 2012
The Subtext Of Sackett v. EPA
In its unanimous decision yesterday in "Sackett v. EPA", the Supreme Court’s communicates more than a little exasperation with its co-equal branches of government.
United States
2 Apr 2012
For Those of You Who Cannot Get Enough About Sackett
Just in case you are not sated with coverage about the Supreme Court argument in Sackett and the potential implications if EPA loses, I thought I would note that I did a brief (8 minutes) interview with LexBlog Network about the issues it presents.
United States
19 Jan 2012
Superfund Consent Decrees Are Forever
As one Potentially Responsible Party in Wisconsin recently discovered, Superfund consent decrees are the gift that requires you to keep giving.
United States
23 Nov 2011
Dog Bites Man: Environmental Impact Edition
Earlier this week, Greenwire noted a Los Angeles Times story reporting that businesses are using the California Environmental Quality Act – California’s version of NEPA – as a tool of economic competition, trying to kill or delay projects for economic reasons. Much like Claude Rains,
United States
21 Nov 2011
Score One For Affordable Housing: Chapter 40B Trumps Vague Local Environmental Concerns
In an interesting decision issued today, in Zoning Board of Appeals of Holliston v. Housing Appeals Committee, the Massachusetts Appeals Court held that a local zoning board of appeals cannot use vague local environmental concerns as a basis for denying a comprehensive permit under the Massachusetts affordable housing statute.
United States
21 Sep 2011
EPA Delays Issuance Of Stormwater Rule For Construction Sites
Late last week, Greenwire reported that EPA is delaying its proposed construction general permit, or CGP, for stormwater.
United States
26 Aug 2011
MEPA Case Law: A Lose-Lose Proposition
Yesterday, the SJC issued its eagerly awaited decision in Ten Persons of the Commonwealth v. Fellsway Development.
United States
16 Aug 2011
Product Liability Update - October 2010
Foley Hoag LLP publishes this quarterly Update concerning developments in Product Liability and related law of interest to product manufacturers and sellers.
United States
13 Oct 2010
Supreme Court Decision Gives New Hope To Defendants In Superfund Cases
Monday's Supreme Court's decision in Burlington Northern v. United States (.pdf) will significantly affect the outcome of many pending and future Superfund disputes.
United States
20 May 2009
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