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Louisiana Supreme Court reverses class certification ruling in rail car leak case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s certification of a class of plaintiffs who alleged they were exposed to ethyl acrylic fumes from a railroad tank car leak


Class action stayed and Prop. 65 action settled in Pepsi 4-MEI disputes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2015

A California state court has approved the settlement agreement in a lawsuit brought by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) alleging that


Federal court rules CERCLA bar to transfer of liability applies to third-party contribution claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2012

A federal court in Oklahoma has ruled that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) bar in section 107(e)(1) to the transfer of CERCLA liability applies to contribution claims brought by third parties, not just to claims brought by the government


Attorney chastised in contaminated GE rice litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

A federal judge in Missouri has reprimanded a plaintiffs’ attorney involved in the genetically engineered (GE) rice multidistrict litigation for sending “false and misleading” letters about a recent settlement with Bayer CropScience “to landlords who were either unrepresented or who were represented by other counsel.”


FTC revises alternative fuel vehicle labeling requirements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a revised rule on April 23, 2013, for the labeling of alternative fuels and the vehicles that use them. 78


EPA approves five new alternatives to ozone-depleting chemicals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a determination of acceptability on May 17, 2013, identifying five new substitutes for


California Supreme Court affirms “wholly disproportionate” Clean Water Act 316(b) requirement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2011

The California Supreme Court has upheld the State Water Resources Control Board’s issuance of a permit under federal Clean Water Act (CW A) best available technology standards


CalEPA Solicits Info About Nickel, PFOA and PFOS for Potential Listing Under Prop. 65
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2016

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s (CalEPA’s) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced the development


Pennsylvania resolves challenge to single plant determination under Clean Air Act
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

The Clean Air Council has announced the resolution of its challenge to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PA DEP's) decision


Tenth Circuit rules Compact can bar low-level radioactive waste disposal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court decision and ruled that the Northwest Interstate Compact on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management (Compact) can bar a shipment of low-level radioactive waste to a Utah disposal facility