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Illinois Opens Door for Takings Claims Flowing From Temporary Flooding
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2016

On July 8, the Illinois Supreme Court, in Hampton, et al., v. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, held that temporary


When Contract is Silent, Accommodation Doctrine Applies to Water Rights Disputes
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2016

A case that has been closely followed by oil and gas and other interests which involves groundwater disputes has now been decided by the Texas


EPA's new "institutional controls" guidance may raise issues in cleanups and transactions
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued two guidelines with far-reaching implications for real estate transactions involving


Maryland to impose new Stormwater Remediation Fee; Virginia enacts Congestion Relief Fee
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2013

Lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia have approved the imposition of certain new fees on property owners in various jurisdictions. Maryland property


CERCLA dual standard hurts property owners, purchasers
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act imposes strict liability for the costs of environmental contamination on


Continuing challenges to the assertion of federal regulatory authority over navigable waters
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

On May 15, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit again ruled that the National Association of Home Builders lacked


Solar power: the sun also rises
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2007

Going solar may finally make good business sense


California commercial property owners face deadline for energy benchmarking disclosures
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2011

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently issued revised draft regulations setting the implementation schedule for its energy use disclosure program under AB 1103


"Green" leasing: landlord and tenant perspectives
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

As the global emphasis on carbon footprint reduction and sustainability measures continues to increase, so will the prevalence of "green" provisions in commercial leases


IRS issues Private Letter Ruling: solar equipment in bond-financed projects basis eligible if separately funded
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2008

The Internal Revenue Service recently published Private Letter Ruling 132506-07, which states that no reduction in investment credit basis was required for solar equipment placed in a tax-exempt bond-financed affordable housing project where: (i) bond loan documentation prohibited the use of bond loan proceeds to finance the solar equipment; (ii) the bond proceeds were not actually used to finance the solar equipment; and (iii) the solar equipment did not serve as collateral for the bond loan