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Appellate Court issues opinion on SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 15 2014

Yesterday, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in the challenge to the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule. We have reviewed the D

Still standing: U.S. court upholds SEC conflicts minerals rule

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • Democratic Republic of Congo, USA
  • -
  • August 5 2013

In a July 23, 2013 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the SEC's rule requiring disclosure of companies' use of

The amorphous "unusual circumstances" exception to CEQA's categorical exemption strikes again

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2012

The recent Voices for Rural Living v. El Dorado Irrigation District case from the California Court of Appeal’s Third District applied the “unusual circumstances” exception to overturn a categorical exemption used to approve a water supply memorandum of understanding (MOU) for an existing Native American casino

The Chevron Ecuador saga continues as Second Circuit overturns anti-enforcement injunction

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • Ecuador, USA
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  • March 12 2012

In the latest U.S. chapter of the long and hard-fought battle over claims of pollution and adverse health effects from oil development in the Ecuadorian rain forest by Texaco (acquired by Chevron in 2001), a potentially important court victory has gone to the so-called Lago Agrio plaintiffs

River segment must be navigable in fact for commercial purposes at statehood for state to obtain title to riverbed under the equal footing doctrine

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2012

weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in PPL Montana v. Montana

Enforcement of California low-carbon fuel standard blocked

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2012

California's effort to reduce the carbon footprint of producers and refiners of fuel has hit a snag

Court clarifies mitigation requirements for impacts to historical resources, reaffirms use of existing conditions as analytical baseline

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 27 2011

The Court of Appeal for the Fifth Appellate District of California held this month that the Environmental Impact Report for the Tesoro Viejo mixed use development project in southeastern Madera County failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act

Carbon dioxide emissions not subject to federal common law nuisance claims

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2011

In the battle over climate change, the Supreme Court once again set an important precedent in American Electric Power Co., Inc. v. Connecticut (“American Electric Power”

Supreme Court to decide fate of global warming litigation in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2010

On December 6, 2010, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, a federal nuisance case on appeal from the Second Circuit

US courts order discovery for use overseas in Chevron-Ecuador disputes

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • Ecuador, USA
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  • December 8 2010

A high profile and complex dispute involving a group of Ecuadorian residents, Chevron Corporation and the Republic of Ecuador is forcing courts and the media to focus on an arcane provision of federal law that authorizes federal courts in the United States to order testimony or the production of documents for use in a foreign or international tribunal