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Date set for PG&E trial on San Bruno in U.S. district court
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2015

A March 8, 2016 trial date was set for the 28 criminal charges against PG&E in the wake of the San Bruno explosion. The company faces a fine of up to


Appellate Procedure Advisory Committee schedules meeting
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2014

The Judicial Conference of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure will meet October 20, 2014, in Washington, D.C. While the


Lone pine issue appealed to state Supreme Court
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

Defendants in a fracking toxic tort case last week petitioned the Colorado Supreme Court to overrule an appeals court decision which had struck down


Third Circuit interprets CAFA’s home state & local controversy exceptions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2013

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has remanded to state court under the Class Action Fairness Act's (CAFA's) "local controversy" exception a


Kansas Court of Appeals takes a pass on free gas class
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2013

In a thorough per curiam order, the Kansas Court of Appeals emphatically reversed the District Court's order certifying a class of "free gas" users


Court rejects challenge to New York zoning law prohibiting oil-and-gas exploration
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

A New York Appellate Division has upheld a trial court's determination sustaining a local zoning ordinance that effectively banned oil-and-gas


Federal court reaffirms summary judgment in NORM case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2013

A federal court recently reaffirmed its prior ruling that a plaintiff's expert failed to establish causation in a suit alleging increased risk of


Steam power plant effluent guidelines move forward
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a proposed rulemaking on April 19, 2013, to revise technology-based effluent limitations and


Sixth Circuit invalidates Corps surface mine general permit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps') Clean Water Act (CWA) General Permit 21, covering


Iowa court says solar power company not a public utility
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

An Iowa state court recently overturned the state's Utility Board determination that a solar power systems vendor was a public utility when it set up