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Annual Judicial Hellholes Report Demonstrates Continuing Impact on Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation

USA - December 22 2020 The recently released American Tort Reform Foundation 2020-21 Judicial Hellholes Report highlights nine U.S. jurisdictions where expansive civil…

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Class Action Against Chicago Over “Increased Danger” from Lead Water Lines

USA - November 12 2020 Illinois’ highest state court in Gordon Berry, et al, v. The City of Chicago has rejected a proposed class action that threatened to overwhelm…

California Supreme Court Issues Another Pro-Policyholder Decision in Progressive Environmental Cleanup Case Applying “Vertical Exhaustion” Trigger

USA - April 8 2020 On April 6, 2020, after over thirty years of insurance coverage litigation, the California Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in…

David L. Brown, Jeffrey L. Kingsley.

Restaurant Groups Serve COVID-19 Coverage Lawsuits in California and Illinois

USA - April 2 2020 Restauranteurs filed three new coverage lawsuits in Napa County Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois…

David L. Brown, Jeffrey L. Kingsley, Jonathan L. Schwartz, Colin B. Willmott.

Limited PFAS Regulations Included in Recent L-aw Creating Military’s Space Force

USA - January 16 2020 When the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 (NDAA) was signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019, it is not surprising that the creation of the…