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Federal Judge Dismisses Civil Rights Claims in Proposed Class Action for Flint, Michigan Water Contamination

USA - April 20 2016 Yesterday, Judge Corbett O'Meara, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, dismissed a proposed class action…

Sixth Circuit joins growing trend by ruling Clean Air Act does not preempt state common law claims for air pollution

USA - November 3 2015 Yesterday in two parallel class action interlocutory appeals, the Sixth Circuit joined the Third Circuit in holding that the Clean Air Act does not…

Tenth Circuit Rules Bankruptcy Settlement Not a Bar to CERCLA Contribution Action

USA - January 9 2017 Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that a PRP’s bankruptcy settlement of its CERCLA liability did not bar that…

Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Certain Materials Prepared by Engineering Consultant Were Not Privileged Expert Materials

USA - February 1 2016 On Friday, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a non-precedential opinion that affirmed a trial court's order denying objections filed by natural…

New Jersey Court Applies Laches to Bar Spill Act Contribution Claim

USA - October 17 2016 Earlier this month, for the first time a New Jersey trial court applied the often pled, but seldom effective, laches defense to bar a private-party…