The British Columbia Court of Appeal on Tuesday ordered the province to reconsider environmental approval for the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, finding that another court has since ruled that a Canadian National Energy Board report used in that approval was flawed.
Tyson & Mendes LLP has hired a veteran Gordon & Rees LLP litigator with experience leading attorneys through professional liability troubles and guiding businesses through cybersecurity breach suits to serve as the managing partner of its soon-to-open New York office.
The North Carolina Utilities Commission told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that it should hear its petition and grant it a "seat at the table" in its fight over federally approved pipelines or risk impeding the state’s right to regulate interstate pipelines that will operate within its borders.
Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. is urging the Federal Circuit to reverse an appeals board’s decision that the Army doesn’t owe the company $48 million in reimbursements for delaying security transportation for builders on a military housing project in Iraq.
The San Antonio River Authority is a governmental entity and cannot be ordered into binding arbitration in a dispute over a $10 million dam project because lawmakers have granted it immunity, it told the Texas Supreme Court during oral arguments Wednesday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urged a federal judge to throw out North Dakota's suit seeking $38 million for the agency's alleged failure to control protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying it had to weigh its relationships with tribes and other delicate policy issues in handling the protests.
SAG Realty has reportedly sold a Miami car dealership for $6.4 million, Wells Fargo is said to have provided $403 million in CMBS financing for an Arizona hotel, and developer Trammell Crow is reportedly seeking to build a 16-story office and retail building in Chicago.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday rejected a suburban Philadelphia shopping mall's bid to hold CSX Transportation Inc. liable for flood damage to its property, saying the mall couldn't prove the freight railroad negligently reconstructed or maintained its rail bed.
A South Carolina homeowner filed a proposed class action Tuesday against two Travelers units over the insurer's practice of depreciating labor costs when calculating payments for property damage claims without providing policyholders paperwork authorizing the practice.
New Jersey-based Pirozzi General Contracting has been barred from working with the city of Philadelphia for three years and must forfeit the remaining contract balance after a joint investigation between the city's controller and inspector general determined the contractor flouted Philadelphia's anti-discrimination rules, city officials said Wednesday.
JLL said Tuesday it arranged construction financing for a $44 million, 214-unit multi-housing property in the Salt Lake community of American Fork, Utah, but the real estate and investment manager declined to disclose the financing amount.
Texas can't argue away the fact that legislation which dictates only incumbent transmission companies can build new power lines that connect to their existing systems is an unlawful protectionist scheme, an out-of-state transmission developer told a federal judge Monday.
The U.S. Department of Defense won’t proceed with 20 miles of barriers along the southern border after running out of money for the project, it told a Washington, D.C., federal court Monday as part of several disputes over the use of military funds for the contentious border wall.
North Carolina regulators told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday that a planned $468 million extension of the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline ignored clean-energy alternatives for the project and sidestepped key climate change questions.
A Pittsburgh mural artist can proceed with his claims that several of his projects destroyed by redevelopment were works of art protected by federal law, but he needs to come up with copies of his contracts if he wants to pursue contract-breach claims against various developers and landlords, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Monday.
A Liberty Mutual unit must face a coverage suit brought by a Pennsylvania-based contractor over a damaged project at a gas processing site, a federal judge has ruled, saying the contractor brought enough facts to state a claim for relief under West Virginia law.
Companies tied to Hollister Construction Services LLC projects urged a New Jersey bankruptcy judge Monday to safeguard money they're owed as the company's Chapter 11 case proceeds, arguing during a first-day hearing that their funds should not be fair game for senior secured creditor PNC Bank's potential recoveries.
Georgia engineering firm Weatherly Inc. should pay $5.75 million to cover the cost of fixing an ammonium nitrate plant's faulty piping and cracked foundations that resulted from Weatherly's flawed designs, a federal jury ruled Monday.
A Farmers Insurance division told the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Monday that its insurance contracts allow it to withhold payments for general contractors until after a homeowner actually incurs repair costs, despite two class action lawsuits claiming that the court’s precedent says otherwise.
The D.C. Circuit has said it wants to know why it should still consider challenges to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of the $7 billion Atlantic Coast gas pipeline now that the Fourth Circuit has invalidated the U.S. Forest Service's authorization for the controversial project.
Blank Rome, Proskauer Rose, Stoel Rives, Seyfarth Shaw and Allen Matkins are among various law firms that have made recent real estate hires.
California and New Mexico on Friday urged the Ninth Circuit to reverse a district court’s denial of an injunction that would halt two border wall construction projects, arguing that the federal government is encroaching on the states’ sovereignty and environmental rights.
Barings is said to have loaned $140 million for a hotel and plaza across the street from Wrigley Field, Florida developer Related Group has reportedly dropped $8.8 million on a pair of Miami lots, and Knotel is said to be leasing 27,196 square feet in Manhattan.
A federal judge on Monday denied a New York City chocolatier's bid to stay discovery and bifurcate its fight with a Chubb Ltd. insurer over $49 million for property damage and business interruption caused by Superstorm Sandy.
The United States has told a D.C. federal court that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act blocks a lawsuit by fishermen and other locals in India who accuse a World Bank Group unit of helping to finance an allegedly environmentally disastrous coal power plant nearby.
One year ago, our firm signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge and embraced a commitment to providing on-site behavioral health resources, which has since become a key aspect of our well-being program, say Meg Meserole and Kimberly Merkel at Akin Gump.
After our firm signed the American Bar Association’s well-being pledge one year ago, we launched two key programs that included weekly meditation sessions and monthly on-site chair massages to help people address both the mental and physical aspects of working at a law firm, says Marci Eisenstein at Schiff Hardin.
The early and prompt provision of samples from all electronically stored information sources as a part of ESI protocol search methodology is consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and may allow for significant cost savings during discovery, says Zachary Caplan at Berger Montague.
In the absence of a federal rule governing deposition location, federal courts are frequently called on to resolve objections to out-of-state deposition notices. Recent decisions reveal what information is crucial to courts in making the determination, says Kevin O’Brien at Porter Wright.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 57 and its state counterparts provide a method for expediting claims for declaratory judgment that warrants closer attention than it has historically received from litigants and courts, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
My conservative, Catholic parents never skipped a beat when accepting that I was gay, and encouraged me to follow my dreams wherever they might lead. But I did not expect they would lead to the law, until I met an inspiring college professor, says James Holmes of Clyde & Co.
While a Virginia federal judge recently rejected efforts by Mountain Valley Pipeline to join two unnamed tree-sitters as defendants in a Natural Gas Act eminent domain action, the court's opinion points toward other remedies available to pipeline companies facing tree-sitter obstruction, says Arthur Schmalz of Hunton.
The Wayback Machine, which archives screenshots of websites at particular points in time, can be an invaluable tool in litigation, but attorneys need to follow a few simple steps early in the discovery process to increase the odds of being able to use materials obtained from the archive, says Timothy Freeman of Tanenbaum Keale.
Although the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed rules addressing employee representation are restricted to blocking charges, notice periods and conversion evidence, in the short term, increased pressure for voluntary union recognition is anticipated, say attorneys at Baker McKenzie.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee’s proposed addition to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1 needs to be amended slightly to prevent late-stage jurisdictional confusion in cases where the parties do not have attributed citizenship, says GianCarlo Canaparo at The Heritage Foundation.
The Sixth Circuit's recent decision in Maxum v. Robbins serves as a stark reminder to construction companies that a typical liability insurance policy may not cover a breach of contract claim, and that additional steps must be taken to protect against these claims, say Greg Boucher and Joel Hopkins of Saul Ewing.
The amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) provides explicit criteria for imposing sanctions when electronically stored information has been lost during discovery, but courts are still not consistently applying the new rule, with some simply ignoring it in favor of inherent authority, say Matthew Hamilton and Donna Fisher at Pepper Hamilton.
According to our recent survey, the one simple attribute that attracts both in-house counsel and C-suite executives to content is utility, but it’s also clear that both groups define utility differently and prefer different content types, says John Corey of Greentarget.
While environmentalists say that revised Endangered Species Act implementing regulations recently published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service will gut the law, many of the updates are consistent with the services’ long-standing policies and practices, say Rebecca Barho and Brooke Wahlberg of Nossaman.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee recently approved the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, which would not only be the largest highway bill in history, but could also serve as a potential vehicle for broader action on other infrastructure initiatives, say attorneys and advisers at K&L Gates.