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Toxic tort: federal court rejects affirmative defenses in exposure lawsuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2010

A federal judge in Arkansas has granted a partial summary judgment to plaintiffs in a toxic tort lawsuit, thereby rejecting four affirmative defenses

Hazardous Products Regulation on lead in kettle solder amended

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 2 2010

Health Canada has amended its Hazardous Products Regulations to reduce the maximum allowable lead levels leached from solder joints inside kettles from 0.05 parts per million to 0.01 parts per million

Tenth Circuit reverses Rocky Flats class action over jury instructions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a $926 million judgment against former operators of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, Colorado, because the trial court gave the jury improper instructions

CERCLA: Second Circuit rules contribution action does not require EPA approval of settlement

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2010

According to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, a CERCLA consent decree does not require EPA approval for the settling party to seek response and cleanup costs under section 113 based on the settlement

CERCLA: federal court rules EPA cost recovery lawsuit barred under compulsory counterclaim rule

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

A federal judge in California has ruled that CERCLA cost recovery claims involving perchlorate and trichloroethylene contamination of the Rialto-Colton Groundwater Basin are subject to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 13(a), which "bars a party who failed to assert a compulsory counterclaim in one action from instituting a second action in which that counterclaim is the basis of the complaint."

Nanotechnology: OECD revises guidance on testing of manufactured nanomaterials

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has revised a guidance document on safety testing of manufactured nanomaterials

Due diligence: Washington statute requires disclosure of environmental conditions in commercial real estate transactions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

A Washington state law (S.B. 6749) requires the disclosure of a wide range of “environmental conditions” to prospective buyers of commercial real estate

Injunction holds in NYC attempt to force taxicabs to switch to hybrids

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2010

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling that New York City does not have authority under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) or the Clean Air Act (CAA) to force taxicab fleet owners to switch to hybrid vehicles

Electronic waste: report claims Germany exports 155,000-plus tons of electronic waste annually

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • March 19 2010

According to a recent report by the German Institute for Environmental Strategies in Hamburg, Germany exports more than 155,000 metric tons of used electrical and electronic equipment to Africa and Asia each year

Federal court denies request to stop cultivation and use of genetically modified sugar beets

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2010

A federal judge in California has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction sought by several environmental groups that would have precluded all further planting, cultivation, processing, or other use of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets or sugar beet seeds and would have required previously planted GM sugar beets to be pulled up