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MassDOT issues its 21st-Century Transportation Plan: brother, can you spare $13 billion?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2013

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation today released The Way Forward: A 21st-Century Transportation Plan. The Plan summarizes steps that


United States Supreme Court holds Federal Locomotive Inspection Act preempts entire field of regulating locomotive equipment, including state law claims alleging defective design or failure to warn based on asbestos content
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2012

In Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp., 132 S. Ct. 1261 (Feb. 29, 2012), a welder and machinist for a railroad carrier, whose duties included installing brakeshoes on locomotives and stripping insulation from locomotive boilers, alleged he developed malignant mesothelioma thirty years after his retirement from asbestos in the locomotive parts.


EPA - finally - proposes CAIR replacement
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2010

On July 6, 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") released a proposed rule, dubbed the "Transport Rule", which would replace the Clean Air Interstate Rule ("CAIR").


Taking it to the streets: the east coast's newest climate initiative
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

It may be time to learn a new acronym.


First Circuit vacates denial of class certification in environmental tort claims, holding that, on fuller analysis, common issues may predominate and class treatment may be superior method of litigating claims
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2010

In Gintis v Bouchard Transportation Co, 596 F3d 64 (1st Cir 2010), plaintiffs sued the owners and operators of a barge that ran aground and spilled fuel oil in Buzzards Bay, on behalf of themselves and a putative class consisting of other owners of residential property abutting the bay, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


EPA Region I still not idle on the anti-idling front: yet another six-figure penalty
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2009

EPA announced today that it had reached yet another six-figure penalty settlement in an anti-idling case.