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J. Wylie Donald
Houston Flooding and Lawyers - A Climate Change Informed View

By J. Wylie Donald "After a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, litigation often follows to determine who will pay for the consequences." Mariner Energy, Inc. v. Devon Energy Prod. Co ., 690 F. Supp. 2d 558 (S.D. Tex. 2010) (considering...

Keller and Heckman LLP
House Passes TSCA Modernization Act, What's Next

The House of Representatives passed the TSCA Modernization Act (H.R. 2576), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this bill: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], by an overwhelming majority of 398-1, on June 23, 2015. The alternative Senate bill, the...

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff
Elaine Gagliardi on Proposed Treasury Regulations Clarifying I.R.C. Section 1022 Carryover Basis Rules

By Elaine Gagliardi Proposed treasury regulations have been promulgated to clarify the interaction of the I.R.C. Section 1022 carryover basis rules with other sections of the Internal Revenue Code. In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Elaine Gagliardi...

E. Lynn Grayson
EPA Releases Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool

This week EPA released EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool that uses high resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations...

Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen: Health Care Providers Lacked Standing to Sue as ERISA Beneficiaries: Rojas v. Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company

By Mark S. Thomas The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a dismissal of claims by two physicians and their medical practice asserting standing under ERISA to enjoin an insurer from removing them from its coverage network. Rojas...

Troutman Sanders
Troutman Sanders LLP: CAISO Board of Governors Adopts Framework to Permit Market Participation by Aggregated Distributed Resources

On July 16, 2015, the California Independent System Operator Corporation’s (“CAISO”) Board of Governors approved a new proposal (the “Proposal”) that will allow aggregated distributed energy resources to participate in the...