On April 11, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down a U.S. EPA rule exempting concentrated animal feeding operations (“CAFOs”) from requirements under CERCLA that mandate reporting of releases of hazardous substances in excess of a reportable quantity to the National Response Center. The exemption from release reporting had been on the books since 2008. Continue reading
Sharing my article, “Everything Must Go: Retail Chapter 11 Filings”, published in the Spring 2017 edition of Eurofenix, a publication of INSOL Europe, the premier association of insolvency professionals in Europe.
In a low-slung office building at his giant ceramics factory in southwestern Nigeria, Sun Jian insisted that we have tea. He had just returned from a trip to China, and he had a batch of top-quality tea he wanted to share with visitors, in an age-old gesture of Chinese hospitality. Continue reading
In Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, plaintiffs asserted a products liability claim against Goodyear for a tire failure. The parties entered into a settlement agreement, after which plaintiffs discovered that Goodyear did not disclose internal testing reports that were responsive to discovery requests prior to the settlement. Continue reading
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In the first copyright case ever considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, Star Athletica, LLC v. Variety Brands, Inc., the high court found on March 22, 2017 that decorative elements of a cheerleading uniform could be protected by copyright law. Continue reading