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Ninth Circuit lifts stay on Alaska railway extension project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its stay on a $272-million railway extension project in Alaska


Federal court upholds FHWA decision on proposed Kansas Highway bypass
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

A federal court in Kansas has upheld a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) decision to locate a seven-mile, four-lane divided freeway along the southern edge of Lawrence, Kansas, to connect the existing K-10 HighwayUS-59 Highway interchange to K-10 Highway


Hawaiian dry dock owner to pay $710,000 to resolve Clean Water Act claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has lodged a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that a Hawaiian ship repair facility and dry dock operator


Chief engineer pleads guilty to ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

The chief engineer of an ocean-going ship that transported cargo between various ports in Asia and the United States has reportedly pleaded guilty in federal court to violating an international treaty and the federal Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships


Ninth Circuit reverses denial of class certification in vehicle defect cases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded that common issues of law predominate in two putative class actions alleging a steering alignment defect in Land Rover LR3 vehicles, which defect purportedly manifested in uneven and premature tire wear


South Carolina adopts risk-utility standard for design defect claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

The South Carolina Supreme Court has decided to adopt a risk-utility test for plaintiffs bringing design defect claims and will require a showing of a reasonable alternative design to hold a manufacturer strictly liable for harm caused by the alleged defective design


D.C. Circuit rules Transportation Board has NEPA authority
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has the authority to require an environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA when it considers whether to approve a railroad company merger


Texas high court rules federal bus safety standards have no preemptive effect
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

The Texas Supreme Court has determined that federal safety standards not requiring passenger seatbelts in motorcoaches and standards giving manufacturers window glazing material options do not preempt state law claims arising from a rollover accident that killed and injured a number of passengers


Louisiana vessel owner pleads guilty to ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

A Louisiana vessel owner has reportedly pleaded guilty to knowingly discharging waste oil from one of its vessels in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (Act) and has agreed to pay a $1.75 million criminal fine and remit a payment of $350,000 to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation


Injunction holds in NYC attempt to force taxicabs to switch to hybrids
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling that New York City does not have authority under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) or the Clean Air Act (CAA) to force taxicab fleet owners to switch to hybrid vehicles