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Governor Murphy Launches Broad Regulatory Reform to Protect Against Climate Threats

USA - February 12 2020 Governor Phil Murphy took a groundbreaking step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change threats in New Jersey, when…

New Jersey Expands Solid Waste Licensing Regime to Soil and Fill Recyclers

USA - January 28 2020 New Jersey continues to crack down on illegal dumping of contaminated soil by increasing regulation of soil and fill recycling businesses. A law…

NJDEP Issues New Guidance on Earning Adjustments to Direct Oversight Requirements

USA - December 10 2019 The Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”) authorizes responsible parties to retain Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (“LSRPs”) to oversee the…

New Jersey Appellate Court Blesses Municipal Court Review of Environmental Liability

USA - December 4 2019 While most people think of municipal courts as resolving motor vehicle tickets and minor property disputes, the New Jersey Department of…

NJDEP Continues Environmental Justice Enforcement Efforts with Six New Lawsuits

USA - November 19 2019 At an October 25th press conference, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”)…

New Jersey Court Finds Prior Ownership of Property Alone Does Not Trigger Environmental Liability

USA - November 14 2019 A person who previously owned contaminated real property is not liable for investigation and remediation costs solely as a result of its status as a…

NJDEP Changes Policy for Applicability of the ISRA De Minimis Quantity Exemption

USA - November 6 2019 Certain business transactions involving property in New Jersey now risk facing expanded environmental obligations if the parties do not follow an…

Nebraska Appellate Court Holds Title Insurer Not Obligated to Indemnify Insured for Foreclosure of Excepted Mortgage, Even if Foreclosure Was Caused by Prior Owner’s Cross-Default Under Separate Loan

USA - October 3 2019 The Court of Appeals of Nebraska recently held that an insured owner was not entitled to coverage when a lender foreclosed on its property based on a…

The Devil is in the Details (or Lack Thereof): A Costly Lesson in Allocating Environmental Responsibility in Contracts

USA - August 7 2019 A seller of a car wash property located in North Bergen, New Jersey recently learned the hard way that its failure to understand the nature and…

Deceptive Environmental Marketing? Recent Challenges to Advertisements for “Recyclable” and “Compostable” Coffee Pods

USA - July 23 2019 Companies often market products and services as having an environmental benefit, such as being compostable, recyclable, or made with renewable energy…