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Federal court invalidates Maui’s ban on GMOs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2015

A Hawaii federal court has ruled that a Maui ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is preempted by the Plant Protection Act and therefore


Federal Court defines land disposal and active management under RCRA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2013

A federal court in New York has adopted specific definitions for two common terms, "land disposal" and "active management," for purposes of a


New York’s high court requires city construction authority to amend eis
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) has violated the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) by failing to include information on long-term maintenance and monitoring in an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a project partially located on a Brownfield site


Groups challenge California pesticide-spraying plan
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2015

Several organizations, including the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Working Group and Center for Food Safety as well as the city of


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.”


Federal court determines CERCLA settlement reduces others’ liability by the settling defendant’s proportionate share
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

A federal court in California has determined that settlements with individual defendants in cases under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) should reduce other defendants’ liability by the amount ultimately determined to be the settling defendant’s share, rather than by the amount of the settlement


Elkhart, Indiana, agrees to settle alleged sewer system violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

The city of Elkhart, Indiana, has agreed to spend $155.6 million to upgrade its wastewater controls and pay a $43,500 civil penalty to settle allegations that it allowed untreated wastewater to discharge into the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers and Christiana Creek over the past several years in violation of its NP DES permits


Seventh Circuit rules laches no bar to breach of contract for failure to remove contaminants
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a landowner who sold property to The Nature Conservancy but failed to remove contaminants as required by the sales contract cannot bar a breach of contract claim by asserting laches as a defense


BPA to rejoin harmful chemicals list in California
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

A California state court has lifted an injunction that barred bisphenol A (BPA) from placement on the list of reproductive toxicants mandated under


EPA memorandum clarifies need for approval of time-critical removal actions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2013

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memorandum establishes procedures that apply to the circumstances under which EPA regional offices must