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Updated Equator Principles Released
On November 18, 2019, following an extensive consultation, the Equator Principles Association (EPA) released an updated version of the Equator Principles (EPs).
United States
2 Dec 2019
Blue Bonds Floated, Adding The Latest Color To The Sustainability Finance Palette Wheel
Following the inaugural sovereign blue bond1 issuance by the Republic of Seychelles last October, there have been two recent blue bond announcements.
United States
22 May 2019
Dams Built Using The Upstream Method: New, Later Deadline For Submitting Stability Condition Statement
Brazil's National Mining Agency ("ANM") has released a notice that mining companies that have dams constructed using the upstream method shall submit,
United States
28 Mar 2019
New CA Laws On Gender Disparity, Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Take Effect In New Year
Starting January 1, 2019, a number of new laws inspired by the #MeToo movement will take effect in California.
United States
19 Dec 2018
Environmental, Social And Governance Investing Event: Solar ITC & Qualified Opportunity Zone Presentation
I was a panelist at an event held at Mayer Brown's New York office addressing Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") ...
United States
17 Oct 2018
SEC Petitioned For An ESG Disclosure Rulemaking
On October 1, 2018, a public petition (Petition) was filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a rulemaking on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure
United States
15 Oct 2018
Tax Incentive Update: Federal Circuit Rules On Calculation Of Basis For Energy Projects
Recently, in Alta Wind I Owner Lessor C et al. v. United States, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the decision of the US Federal Court of Claims, which had awarded the owners...
United States
11 Sep 2018
America's Latest Legal Export—Climate Change Disclosure Litigation
On August 2, 2018, ClientEarth, a nonprofit environmental law organization based in London, Brussels, Warsaw and Beijing, filed three separate complaints with the UK FCA against three different UK insurance companies:
United States
31 Aug 2018
Responding To A Mass Environmental Tort Litigation: A How-To
Environmental incidents such as an accidental chemical release require an immediate reaction as well as a long-term plan to manage a myriad of issues.
United States
16 Jul 2018
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
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
Bellwether Trials: A Defense Perspective
Implemented poorly, bellwether proceedings can be not only unproductive but prejudicial to the defendants' rights.
United States
18 Apr 2016
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.
1 Apr 2016
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
US Eighth Circuit Overturns Summary Judgment In Favor Of Government In CERCLA Arranger Liability Case Arising Out Of Sale Of Contaminated Buildings
Several decades ago, the EPA identified polychlorinated biphenyls ("PCBs") in insulation adhesive in several buildings on Dico's property in Iowa.
United States
15 Jan 2016
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
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
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
Colorado Supreme Court Forecloses Lone Pine Case Management Orders Under State Law
In Antero Resources Corp. et al. v. Strudley, 2015 WL 1813000 (Colo. Apr. 20, 2015), the Colorado Supreme Court recently affirmed an appellate court decision holding that "Lone Pine orders" are not permitted by Colorado law.
United States
11 May 2015
Court Certifies Class for Narrow Liability Claims in Environmental Contamination Case
Traditionally, federal courts have been reluctant to certify class actions in environmental contamination cases because of inherently unique issues raised by plaintiffs' personal-injury claims.
United States
19 Mar 2015
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