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United States Supreme Court Reverses Second Circuit Decision that Permitted States’ Lawsuits Over Greenhouse Gases
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 unanimously reversed a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that allowed five states to pursue lawsuits under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that sought court-imposed limits on the greenhouse... Read More

Podcast - Legal News - Supreme Court Holds Clean Air Act and EPA Trump State Nuisance Lawsuits - AEP v. Connecticut
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court reverses a 2nd Circuit ruling allowing states' lawsuits over greenhouse gas emissions, and the high court reverses certification of a WalMart gender class. Listen to the third story on the podcast for this historic greenhouse... Read More

Today's Supreme Court Decision in AEP v. Connecticut
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Michael B Gerrard

Here is my instant analysis of the decision just issued by the Supreme Court in American Electric Power v. Connecticut , the case in which several states and others sought a court order requiring several large electric utilities to reduce their greenhouse... Read More

Jenner & Block: U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit Dismisses Climate Change Appeal in Comer v. Murphy Oil, For Lack of Quorum
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by Gabrielle Sigel

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP “The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued an order in Comer v. Murphy Oil USA , dismissing the appeal of this climate change nuisance case involving the effects... Read More

United States Supreme Court Reverses Second Circuit Decision that Permitted States’ Lawsuits Over Greenhouse Gases
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 unanimously reversed a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that allowed five states to pursue lawsuits under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that sought court-imposed limits on the greenhouse... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: AEP v. Connecticut – The Reply Briefs
Posted on 27 Apr 2011 by Daniel Firger

By Daniel Firger, Associate Director, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On April 11, 2011, petitioners in American Electric Power v. Connecticut , five private investor-owned utility companies, filed their reply brief . On the same... Read More

5th Circuit Punts on Global Warming Case, Prolonging Legal Limbo
Posted on 10 Jun 2010 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick P.C. On May 28, the U .S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit punted in a most unusual manner in a closely watched global warming suit, Comer v. Murphy Oil, et al . The case was brought... Read More

Podcast - Legal News - Supreme Court Holds Clean Air Act and EPA Trump State Nuisance Lawsuits - AEP v. Connecticut
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court reverses a 2nd Circuit ruling allowing states' lawsuits over greenhouse gas emissions, and the high court reverses certification of a WalMart gender class. Listen to the third story on the podcast for this historic greenhouse... Read More

Fifth Circuit Dismisses Comer v. Murphy Oil — A Victory for Industry In Climate Change Tort Litigation?
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Douglas A. Henderson

By Douglas A. Henderson, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP On May 28, 2010, in a startling decision in perhaps the most important and certainly the most topsy-turvy climate change tort case against the utility, chemical, and oil and gas industry, the... Read More

Today's Supreme Court Decision in AEP v. Connecticut
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Michael B Gerrard

Here is my instant analysis of the decision just issued by the Supreme Court in American Electric Power v. Connecticut , the case in which several states and others sought a court order requiring several large electric utilities to reduce their greenhouse... Read More

Electric Utilities and States Present Oral Arguments in Supreme Court on Second Circuit Ruling on Power Plant Emissions
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) On Tuesday, April 19, The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments over whether it should uphold a Second Circuit ruling reinstating two lawsuits brought by eight states seeking to limit emissions from five power companies... Read More