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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Navillus Group

A New Jersey appellate court, in an unpublished opinion, reversed and remanded portions of a lower court summary judgment against a corporation, its principal, and a general partnership for costs related to remediation of the site of a...

Ludlow v. BP, P.L.C.

The Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that investors who bought BP stock soon after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill may file a class action against the oil company for alleged misrepresentations regarding the...

National Ass'n of Manufacturers v. Securities and Exchange Commission

The D.C. Circuit reaffirmed its prior decision that the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) "conflict materials" rule violates the...

New York State Electric & Gas Co. v. FirstEnergy Corp.

The Second Circuit affirmed in part and remanded in part a lower court decision holding the corporate successor to a utility's former parent company liable for a portion of costs incurred cleaning up coal tar contamination at...

National Ass'n of Manufacturers v. Securities & Exchange Commission

The D.C. Circuit held that the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) "conflict materials" rule violates the First Amendment. SEC issued the rule in 2012 pursuant to §1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...

Reese v. Malone

The Ninth Circuit held that shareholders may go forward with their lawsuit against an oil company for allegedly making false and misleading statements about the condition of Alaskan pipelines and the company's pipeline maintenance and...

American Petroleum Institute v. Securities & Exchange Commission

A district court vacated an SEC rule that requires certain companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments in connection with the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals. The rule was promulgated in response...

Mishawaka, City of v. Uniroyal Holding, Inc.

A district court held that the corporate successor to various legal entities at a former industrial site is not liable for various environmental cleanup expenses at the site. The city that filed suit against the successor failed to...

People v. Roscoe

A California appellate court held that a lower court properly applied the responsible corporate officer doctrine to hold the corporate officers of an entity that owned an underground storage tank personally liable for violations of the...

Tamko Roofing Prods., Inc. v. Smith Eng'g Co.

The court upholds a lower court decision refusing to hold a manufacturer of pollution control devices liable for the actions of one of its subsidiaries. A company who purchased pollution control devices from the subsidiary filed suit...