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Marten Law: Supreme Court Preview--Ownership of Navigable Riverways and Due Process Challenge to Enforcement Orders to be Decided in 2011-12 Term
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "The U.S. Supreme Court's new term has just begun. There are two environmental cases on the Court's docket," reports Steve Jones. "The first, PPL Montana, LLC v. State of Montana ... Read More

Marten Law: Solicitor General Sides With Utilities, Asking Supreme Court to Block Common Law Climate Change Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC “In a brief filed last August, the Solicitor General has urged the Supreme Court to accept review of the Second Circuit's decision in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co. ( AEP ),”... Read More

Marten Law on American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut--U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Climate Change Nuisance Claims
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "In an 8-0 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court held on June 20 in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut (AEP) that federal courts do not have jurisdiction to hear federal common law nuisance claims... Read More

Marten Law: Republican Lawmakers Join Obama Administration in Urging Supreme Court to Overrule GHG Nuisance Case
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC “Proving once again that politics makes for strange bedfellows, three prominent Republican lawmakers who have opposed EPA greenhouse gas regulation have joined the Obama Administration in urging the... Read More

Marten Law: Virginia Supreme Court to Decide Insurance Coverage for Climate Change Suits--AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co.
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "The Supreme Court of Virginia will soon decide whether a claim for damages alleged to have resulted from climate change is a covered 'occurrence' under standard general liability policies,"... Read More

Marten Law on AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co. – Virginia Supreme Court Holds That Climate Change Allegations Do Not Trigger Insurer's Duty to Defend
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "In a case being closely watched by both insurers and insureds, the Virginia Supreme Court has held that an insurer's duty to defend is not triggered by allegations of damages flowing from intentional... Read More