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UPDATE - City of Los Angeles Releases List of 13,500 Soft First Story Buildings Targeted for Earthquake Retrofitting
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

The City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (DBS) has released its list of wood frame soft-story buildings that may be required to


(US) For Virginia Land Use, Local Governments Have To Follow The Rules
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

Starting July 1, 2016 Virginia local governments must, in reviewing a residential rezoning or concept plan amendment, determine whether a requested


Establishing A Bona Fide Prospective Purchase Defense Under CERCLA
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

Liability under the CERCLA (Superfund) statute is harsh - under CERCLA's system of strict-liability and joint-and-several-liability, a property may


Native American Law Watch - Spring 2016
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • April 14 2016

Kevin Washburn recently returned to his position as a professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law after serving more than three years as


Texas Court of Appeals Issues Important State Superfund Order
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2016

In a "case of first impression," U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, sitting in Austin, in TCEQ v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, et al., issued an


Georgia Supreme Court Denies Coverage for Lead-Based Paint Injuries Based on the Pollution Exclusion
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2016

In a matter of first impression, the Georgia Supreme Court recently held that personal injury claims arising from lead poisoning due to lead-based


The Business of Water Service
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2016

If you turn a water faucet handle, you expect that clean water to pour forth.If you flush a toilet, you expect waste to disappear.If these are your


New York Legislative Session Update
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • April 6 2016

The minimum wage proposal included in the budget will increase the minimum wage at different schedules, and to different maximum wage rates


Corner Briefing: California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2016

This is the second edition in an ongoing series of "Corner Briefings" highlighting urban infill legal tools and opportunities. These updates identify


Wyoming Environmental Compliance and Public Land News - April 2016
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2016

In December 2015, Congress passed and President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), the first multi-year federal