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Federal court disallows third-party insurance claims for environmental costs; Iqbal and Twombly implicated
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that an insurance company cannot recover payments made to a policyholder for environmental response costs as a matter of federal law, except in certain limited circumstances


DOD warns EPA chemical toxicological assessment vulnerable to challenge
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

In comments submitted on a final draft toxicological review, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has apparently warned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its August 11, 2010, Integrated Risk Information System assessment for 1,4 dioxane is vulnerable to a Data Quality Act (DQA) challenge


Company agrees to settle complaints about its environmentally friendly product claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2011

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. has reportedly agreed to settle putative class actions filed in California and Wisconsin federal courts alleging that the company falsely advertised its Windex products as good for the environment


Sixth Circuit agrees that medical monitoring is not warranted for small risk of disease from chemical exposure
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

Ohio, residents who were purportedly exposed to toxic chemicals, including dioxin, following a train derailment and fire that occurred in 2007 near the town


Review board to discuss ethics of research using human subjects
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to discuss scientific and ethical reviews of research using human subjects


Lawmakers urge OMB not to require public disclosure of new chemicals’ identities
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2012

Congressional lawmakers have called on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to “further evaluate the significant adverse economic impact” that could result if a proposed rule is implemented to require that U.S. chemical manufacturers publicly disclose the identities of new chemicals not yet manufactured or available on the market


Mass tort and asbestos procedures overhauled in besieged Philadelphia courts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2012

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge John Herron has issued an order revising the court’s mass tort and asbestos program procedures, which, according to the order, were not meeting American Bar Association standards and thus led to delays in disposition of these disputes and an “astonishing” increase in filings from outside the state


EPA issues for comment nanomaterial case study involving flame-retardant coatings for upholstery textiles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comments on an external review draft document titled “Nanomaterial Case Study: A Comparison of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Decabromodiphenyl Ether Flame-Retardant Coatings Applied to Upholstery Textiles.”


EPA, CDC officials claim no safe level of lead for children
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works recently held a hearing devoted to “The Latest Science on Lead’s Impacts on Children’s Development and Public Health.”


Flea and tick collars to carry cancer exposure warning in California
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

A California court has approved a consent judgment between the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and a number of makers and retailers of flea and tick collars