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States begin to react to large recoveries for escaped wildfires by limiting landowner's liability for non-economic damages
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • September 6 2013

Many state laws providing for the recovery of damages caused by escaped wildfire were enacted at the time when such fires were quickly extinguished

2014 summary of new Maine laws
  • Pierce Atwood LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2014

This year's 2nd regular legislative session was focused largely on budget matters, carry over legislation and a Limited number of new bills. Most

State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2014

Bernard Nash and Milton A. Marquis Hot News Blog Post: Think You're Not a Holder of Unclaimed Property? Think Again! All 50 states have unclaimed

South Carolina Supreme Court expands DHEC's regulatory authority over isolated wetlands throughout the state under the pollution control act
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2011

In the July 2011 decision Georgetown County League of Women Voters v. Smith Land Co., Inc., the South Carolina Supreme Court held that the Department of Health and Environmental Control (“DHEC”) has jurisdiction to regulate isolated wetlands under the South Carolina Pollution Control Act, an expansion of DHEC’s regulatory authority over isolated wetlands throughout the State, beyond the eight “coastal zone” counties governed by the coastal management program organized pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act

Citizens for a Green San Mateo v. San Mateo County Community College District
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

Why it matters: The 30 day statute of limitations for CEQA challenges was upheld to bar litigation alleging that a project, as constructed, was

Community associations & Maryland's new stormwater fees
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2013

Maryland has new local stormwater fees that will be implemented in certain counties beginning July 1, 2013. All real property, including those owned

Native American law watch - spring 2014
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • March 25 2014

On December 30, 2013, working shoulder to shoulder with its client BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal, Inc. and cocounsel, Modrall Sperling complete

Parts of PA Act 13 ruled unconstitutional
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that "major provisions of Pennsylvania's controversial law governing the oil and natural-gas industry were ruled unconstitutional Thursday, allowing communities to keep drilling away from homes, schools, and parks"

Corps drops appeal over wetlands rules
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2011

As we wrote earlier, in New Hope Power Company and Okeelanta Corporation v. United States Army Corps of Engineers and Steven L. Stockton, U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore of the Southern District of Florida enjoined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' from enforcing its guidance documents, which modified the Corps's interpretation of its wetlands regulations

2011 Minnesota legislative summary
  • Larkin Hoffman
  • USA
  • July 20 2011

Several changes have been made to Minnesota’s alcohol licensing laws