The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday waived a slew of environmental protection and conservation laws that it said could hinder the construction of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, repeating a move that previously landed the agency in federal court.
Lockheed Martin has asked a federal court to end the government’s False Claims Act suit alleging it paid bribes to snag a cleanup contract at the defunct Hanford plutonium production facility, saying the government’s allegations ignore congressional intent and U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
A $150 million reinsurance fight over Puerto Rico's damage from hurricanes Maria and Irma cannot be arbitrated without breaking the island's laws, the Puerto Rican insurer Integrand told a federal court Tuesday.
Monsanto asked a California appeals court Tuesday to reverse a $78.5 million verdict awarded to a school groundskeeper who claimed Roundup weedkiller caused his lymphoma in the first landmark trial over the herbicide’s alleged cancer risks.
A California federal judge said he was not persuaded that his order blocking the approval of offshore fracking permits would cause inordinate financial harm to an oil and gas company, refusing its request to amend the order and let its two wells move forward.
Environmental groups said President Donald Trump’s move to issue a new permit for the Keystone XL pipeline does not mean that the Ninth Circuit should dismiss the case and throw out a lower court’s order enjoining construction.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has refused to update drilling waste disposal rules following a court-ordered review, saying that states can handle any waste-related environmental issues that have arisen during the U.S. oil and gas boom.
An Arizona public utility is maintaining a stranglehold on the electric market by upcharging customers who supplement their electricity supply with their own solar power, according to a renewed proposed class action.
Corning Inc. and Philips Electronics asked a Kentucky federal judge not to dismiss a long-running lawsuit accusing them of causing health problems by releasing hazardous materials, arguing that the property owners and residents were simply trying to refile the case in a different forum to avoid setbacks.
A Pennsylvania federal jury has convicted a biofuel company and its former owners of defrauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by lying about how much biodiesel they were creating to claim millions of dollars in renewable energy tax credits.
The federal government on Tuesday urged a Michigan federal judge to approve an agreement that would force CMS Energy Corp. to pay $8 million for costs related to the cleanup of a concrete-dust covered site on Lake Michigan that resembled a "moonscape."
Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian on Wednesday said Ford will pay $500 million for a stake in the company as the automotive giant looks to incorporate some of the technologies used by the startup into its own portfolio.
The Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives has asked a D.C. federal court to block the Trump administration from using an emergency declaration to spend beyond what Congress appropriated to build a wall on the southern border.
A California bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved PG&E Corp.'s plan to pay up to $350 million in bonuses to 10,000 employees over objections from fire victims, saying during a hearing that cutting workers' compensation due to wildfire concerns seems to be the "wrong way to deal with the problem."
A Washington federal judge agreed Tuesday to allow that state's attorney general to intervene in a lawsuit by environmentalists and the Suquamish Tribe claiming the U.S. Navy's process for cleaning decommissioned ships has heavily polluted a federal Superfund site on the Puget Sound.
Two Hawaii insurance brokers urged a federal court Monday to free them from a proposed class action alleging they left homeowners unprotected during a 2018 volcanic eruption by steering the residents to buy Lloyd’s of London policies that excluded lava damage coverage.
Animal rights groups asked an Iowa federal court to strike down the state’s second version of a law advocates say is aimed at preventing undercover investigations of farms after the first attempt was struck down.
The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday revived a lawsuit by environmental groups claiming the U.S. Department of Agriculture is improperly managing Idaho's wolf population by killing and trapping the animals.
A California federal judge on Tuesday barred an attorney from pursuing a $1.5 million lien against Volkswagen AG in Virginia state court to recover unpaid attorney fees, saying his claims are encompassed in the automaker’s $10 billion deal that resolved multidistrict litigation over its emissions cheating.
The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday rejected a group of East Coast states' effort to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to impose stricter ozone controls on upwind states to limit the spread of air pollution.
In a recent Law360 guest article, the author applauded the disappearance of jury trials as an inefficient, costly mechanism, but in doing so he overlooked the greater value of jury trials for our justice system, says Stephen Susman, executive director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law.
During the past 15 years, three widely read articles bolstered by starstruck media have promulgated the incorrect perception — sorely in need of revision — that the U.S. Supreme Court bar is limited to a handful of elite lawyers, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Following the introduction of a bill that would significantly expand California's decade-old framework for regulating chemicals in consumer products, businesses should assess their product inventory for chemicals that may soon be regulated, and monitor the state's regulatory process, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.
When changes in clean energy regulations lead to investor disputes, domestic companies may be limited to challenging regulatory changes in local courts, but investors from abroad can often seek remedies under international law, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
A critical component of any virtual law team assembled for mass tort litigation is a dedicated "law team," which tackles the legal strategy and drafts the many necessary pleadings, motions and other submissions, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton and Faegre.
A recent Law360 article reported on federal judges bemoaning jury trials' nationwide decline, but these laments are unfounded as jury trials have been replaced by better alternatives, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research.
Instead of going to college after high school, I followed in my father’s footsteps and became an electrician. Later I became an electrical engineer, and then an IP attorney. Every twist and turn along the way has made me a better lawyer, says Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson.
In "The Jury Crisis," jury consultant and social psychologist Drury Sherrod spotlights the vanishing jury trial, providing a fascinating canary-in-the-coal-mine warning for lawyers, litigants and society at large, says U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad of the Western District of North Carolina.
As a former general counsel for both public and private companies, my advice to law firm attorneys who want to attract and keep clients is simple — provide certain legal services for free, says Noel Elfant, founder of General Counsel Practice.
Two California appellate decisions demonstrate some of the legal missteps parties must be wary of when using the California Environmental Quality Act to challenge a land use project, says Stephanie Smith of Grid Legal.