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Environmental Enforcement Policy Developments: The Trump Administration and Congress Make Their Mark

USA - May 17 2018 During the past year, numerous developments have signaled a change in approach to environmental enforcement as it is being conducted by the Trump…

Stephen M. Richmond.

Court Rejects Post-Removal Complaint Amendment as Effort to Defeat Diversity

USA - May 11 2018 Illustrating a court’s ability to limit forum shopping in a class action, a federal judge in New York denied a motion to remand in a suit brought…

Washington State’s Suit Against Monsanto Remanded to State Court

USA - November 3 2017 Clarifying the application of a doctrine called “federal officer jurisdiction,” a federal judge in Washington held that the federal government’s…

Last product liability claims dismissed in Massachusetts PCB suit

USA - September 8 2017 Pharmacia in April persuaded a Massachusetts federal court to dismiss the last few PCB-related product liability claims in a sprawling case brought…

Texas Supreme Court Tosses Untimely Damages Claims, Leaves Open Possibility of Injunctive Relief

USA - May 2 2017 Highlighting the importance of proving a factual timeline in a statute of limitations analysis, the Texas Supreme Court held that a cattle ranch…