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State Environmental Enforcement Policies During COVID-19 and Response to EPA “Discretion” Policy

USA - April 2 2020 On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it may ease enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the…

Richard C. Beaulieu, Charles D. Case, Gregory Hinojosa Evans, David A. Franchina, Katie G. Gregory, D. Bowen Heath, Eugene E. Mathews III, Andrew F. Gann Jr, L. Preston Bryant, Jr., Samuel O. Lumpkin, Alicia C. O'Brien, W. Dixon Snukals, Heather Nixon Stevenson

EPA indicates that it may relax enforcement measures for narrow categories of environmental legal obligations occurring after March 13, 2020, if pandemic causes inability to comply

USA - March 30 2020 On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it may ease enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19…

Richard C. Beaulieu, Charles D. Case, Gregory Hinojosa Evans, David A. Franchina, Katie G. Gregory, D. Bowen Heath, Eugene E. Mathews III, Andrew F. Gann Jr, L. Preston Bryant, Jr., Alicia C. O'Brien, Heather Nixon Stevenson

Eleventh Circuit Denies En Banc Request, Confirms Holding that Class Action Incentive Payments are Improper

USA - August 15 2022 On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit confirmed the groundbreaking decision that incentive payments given to a named plaintiff in a…

Diane Flannery, Andrew F. Gann Jr, R. Trent Taylor

Fourth Circuit Outlines Burden of Proof for Objector to Class Action Settlement

USA - March 24 2022 In 1988 Trust for Allen Children Dated 8/8/88 v. Banner Life Insurance Co., 2022 WL 774731 (4th Cir. Mar. 15, 2022), the Fourth Circuit identified…

Diane Flannery, Andrew F. Gann Jr