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Ninth Circuit: defense contractors need not shoulder wartime cleanups alone
  • DLA Piper
  • USA
  • October 6 2017

A recent decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal rejected a lower court finding that the US government had no responsibility for cleaning up


Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (SB 628, Beall)
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2014

Now signed into law, SB 628 offers new promise for redevelopment agencies hoping to kick-start more productive uses for dormant projects and land


Court dismisses San Diego’s claims of damage from petroleum releases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2013

A federal court in California has dismissed the City of San Diego's claims against the owner of a former petroleum Depot. California v. Kinder Morgan


California Supreme Court adopts "all-sums-with-stacking" rule for continuous injury cases
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2012

In a unanimous and long-waited decision, the California Supreme Court today (August 9) adopted the “all-sums-with-stacking” approach to addressing indemnification for continuous injury cases.


Court affirms decision to order “innocent” landowner to remediate its property
  • Torys LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • July 3 2012

The Ontario Divisional Court recently upheld the Environmental Review Tribunal’s decision, which in turn upheld an order that required the City of Kawartha Lakes to remediate the contamination on its land resulting from a heating oil spill on a neighbouring property.


California Governor signs bills creating new corporate entity for environmentallysocially responsible companies
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2011

California Governor Brown signed into law AB 361, which allow companies to become a benefit corporation if part of its mission is to improve society and the environment, and the corporation creates a “general public benefit” or “material positive impact on society and the environment.”


California proposes to create new corporate entity for environmentallysocially conscious companies
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

The two bills have just passed the California Legislature that would allow companies to become a benefit corporation (AB 361) or a flexible purpose corporation (SB 201), fundamentally changing California’s Corporations Code.


California redevelopment legislation enacted after months of wrangling
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2011

Governor Brown has fulfilled his promise to enact legislation to reallocate funds, reform, and, in some cases, eliminate California’s redevelopment agencies.


Governor signed trailer bills today to eliminate redevelopment agencies
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2011

In connection with the 2011-2012 budget adopted by the legislature last night and signed into law today, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two trailer bills, ABX1 26 and ABX1 27 that would eliminate California’s redevelopment agencies (RDAs) by October 1, 2011 unless the counties or cities that established the RDAs agree to reduced funding.


Federal court rules CERCLA settlement no bar to state claim for water treatment costs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that a company’s CERCLA consent decree with the U.S. government over clean up of groundwater does not shield it against a state court action for contribution to a settlement regarding water treatment costs caused by the contamination.