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Supreme Court Docket Report - January 13, 2017
Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the following cases of interest to the business community: Clean Water Act—Judicial Review; Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act—Notice Requirement; National Labor Relations Act—Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses; Fair Debt Collection Practices Act—Debt Collectors; Statutes of Repose—Availiability of American Pipe Tolling; Personal Jurisdiction—Constitutional Limits of General Jurisdiction
United States
13 Jan 2017
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Supreme Court Decision Alert - May 31, 2016
Today, the Supreme Court issued one decision, described below, of interest to the business community.
United States
1 Jun 2016
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Mexico's Clean Energy Auction: Material Provisions Of The Power Purchase Agreements
On March 28, 2016, bids were submitted in Mexico's first auction to award power purchase and sale agreements under the country's new Electric Industry Law of 2014.
Mexico
1 Apr 2016
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US Court Of Appeals Refuses To Apply CAFA's "Local Controversy" Exception, Dismisses Class Claims In Environmental Contamination Case
The Tenth Circuit further agreed that the conclusory and unsubstantiated demonstratives used by the plaintiffs in connection with their first remand motion fell short.
United States
10 Mar 2016
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US Court Of Appeals For The Eighth Circuit Refuses To Certify Nuisance Class Alleging Fear Of Contamination But No Actual Contamination
In a recent environmental contamination class action, Smith v. ConocoPhillips Pipe Line Co.
United States
20 Oct 2015
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Supreme Court Decision Alert - June 29, 2015
Today, the Supreme Court issued one decision, described below, of interest to the business community: Clean Air Act—EPA's Consideration of Costs in Decision to Regulate the Emission of Hazardous Air Pollutants by Power Plants
United States
30 Jun 2015
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US EPA Takes First Steps to Address GHG Emissions from Aircraft Engines
On June 10, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator proposed to find that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from certain classes of engines used in aircraft contribute to the air pollution that causes climate change and that endangers public health and welfare under section 231(a) of the Clean Air Act.
United States
11 Jun 2015
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Legal And Practical Issues Associated With The Growing US Environmental Justice Movement
Imagine this scenario: in the course of constructing a new manufacturing facility, your company’s EHS manager applies to the state environmental agency for a general NPDES permit.
United States
16 Jan 2015
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Supreme Court Decision Alert - June 23, 2014
Today (June 23, 2014), the Supreme Court issued two decisions, described below, of interest to the business community
United States
24 Jun 2014
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Supreme Court Decision Alert - April 29, 2014
The Patent Act allows courts to "award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party" in "exceptional cases."
United States
30 Apr 2014
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Clean Air Act - Regulation of Greenhouse-Gas Emissions From Stationary Sources
Today, the Supreme Court also dismissed the writ of certiorari as improvidently granted in Madigan v. Levin, No. 12-872, which was argued on October 7. The question presented was whether the Seventh Circuit erred in holding, in an acknowledged departure from the rule in at least four other circuits, that state and local government employees may avoid the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act’s comprehensive remedial regime by bringing age-discrimination claims directly under the Equal Pro
United States
16 Oct 2013
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Supreme Court Decision Alert - March 20, 201
The Environmental Protection Agency, pursuant to the Clean Water Act, regulates "point source" discharges of pollutants through a system of permitting requirements under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
United States
21 Mar 2013
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US EPA Proposes Stricter Emissions Limits For Coal- And Oil-Fired Power Plants And For New Boilers
On March 16, 2011, the US Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA" or the "Agency") announced its proposed "air toxics" rules to restrict emissions of mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel, acid gases, and organics from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
United States
4 Mar 2011
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Supreme Court Docket Report - December 7, 2010
To be certified, a class must meet all the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a)—numerosity, commonality, typicality, and adequacy—and at least one of the three requirements set forth in Rule 23(b).
United States
9 Dec 2010
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US EPA Proposes to Expand Greenhouse Gas Reporting—Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems among the Targeted Industries
On March 23, 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) announced that it is proposing to add emission sources to its mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting system.
United States
2 Apr 2010
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