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High Court Hears Couple's Arguments Challenging Clean Water Act Order
Posted on 11 Jan 2012 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A couple told the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 9 that their inability to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA) violated their due process rights and the Administrative... Read More

5th Circuit Reverses Finding That Contractor Had Government Immunity In Katrina Flood Case
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by Jennifer Hans

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not "make" a contractor use the exact backfill material that was used for the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock Replacement Project in New Orleans, nor did it "require"... Read More

High Court Says Couple Can Seek Review Of EPA's Compliance Order
Posted on 21 Mar 2012 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 21 unanimously found that an Idaho couple could file a lawsuit challenging a compliance order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act (CWA) because... Read More

Jury Awards Oregon Veterans $85 Million For C6 Exposure At Restore Iraqi Oil Site
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by Bill G Lowe

PORTLAND, Ore. - (Mealey's) The Iraq War contractors accused by Oregon National Guard members in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon of exposing them to hexavalent chromium during a Restore Iraqi Oil mission were found liable by a jury... Read More

High Court Hears Oral Arguments About Venue For Construction Contract Case
Posted on 9 Oct 2013 by Christopher Bauer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 9 heard arguments from attorneys involved in a construction contract dispute filed in a Texas federal court regarding the proper venue for the case ( Atlantic Marine Construction... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: U.S. District Court Preliminarily Enjoins EPA and ACOE ‘Waters of the United States’ Final Rule
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Duane Morris LLP

On August 27, 2015, a federal district judge in North Dakota preliminarily enjoined the final rule of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), titled "Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United... Read More

Professor Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against LSU
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS — Dr. Ivor van Heerden, a disaster science specialist, hurricane researcher, author and former deputy director of the LSU Hurricane Center, on Feb. 10 filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Louisiana state court alleging that... Read More