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Building Operations Excellence

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 24 2012

The Departments of Commerce and Energy announced June 19 selections for three Centers for Building Operations Excellence that will receive $1.3 million to create and deploy programs aimed at training current and incoming building operators

Fifth Circuit shuts down climate tort plaintiffs again

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 20 2013

Climate tort plaintiffs cannot catch a break in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a May 14, 2013, decision, the Fifth Circuit foundonce

Reliance on statutory requirements to mitigate environmental impacts proper under CEQA

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 28 2011

In this case, the Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District rejected all of petitioner’s arguments regarding the adequacy of the seismic impact analysis and mitigation measures in a revised Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) prepared for a project that proposed to convert 64 acres of maritime and industrial land along Oakland’s waterfront into residential, retailcommercial, open space and marina uses (“Project”

"ESD to the MEP": could your development project be exempt?

  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 28 2010

Earlier this year, the Maryland Department of the Environment issued temporary emergency regulations authorizing local governments to grandfather approved stormwater management plans from the impact of the Stormwater Management Act of 2007 ("SWM 2007"), which required compliance with its provisions by May 4, 2010

Sixth Circuit rules putative class not entitled to medical monitoring in train derailment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 16 2011

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a putative class of residents of Painesville, Ohio, is not entitled to medical monitoring in a case involving a train carrying hazardous materials that derailed and burned

Connecticut stepping up its brownfields game

  • Day Pitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 1 2011

Public Act No. 11-141, An Act Concerning Brownfield Remediation and Development as an Economic Driver, awaits the signature of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Risk allocation provisions prominent in consensusDOCS 310 Green Building Addendum

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 21 2011

On November 10, 2009 the Virginia-based ConsensusDOCS organization released its Green Building Addendum

Structure of real estate deals key to determining CERCLA liability

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 20 2008

In a ruling that has a potentially significant effect on the evaluation of CERCLA liability in real estate transactions, the 7th Circuit found that the title holder of contaminated property might not be an “owner” under CERCLA

New York City to implement Brownfield program

  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 22 2010

An August 2010 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) entered into by the New York City Mayor's Office and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) further advances the city's program to return "Brownfield" sites in the city to productive reuse

New ruling helps Minnesota farmers protect property rights

  • Briggs and Morgan
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  • USA
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  • December 19 2011

This summer, the Minnesota Court of Appeals announced that a cooperative’s alleged over-spraying of pesticide could allow an organic farm to bring a trespass action to recover damages caused by the over-spraying