Last month, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued an opinion, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], invalidating additional sections of Act 13 of 2012, Pennsylvania’s comprehensive overhaul of the former Oil and Gas Act....
An ordinance authorizing the posting of bright orange
stickers at an "unruly gathering" is both constitutional and not preempted according
to the First Circuit's recent ruling. The First Circuit rejected plaintiffs'
due process claim...
By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English
Columbia Law School convened a panel on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") earlier this month. One of the subtopics was its effect on climate change mitigation.
Professor Michael Gerrard...
In Watkins v. Wells Fargo Home Mort. , a borrower filed a class action against Wells Fargo, alleging that the company’s mortgage division had originated predatory loans that were unconscionable under West Virginia’s contract principles. However...
By the Consumer Financial Services Group
A national bank is not bound by state laws that
would restrict the fees it can include in principal when making a
reverse mortgage loan, the U.S. District Court for the District of
Minnesota has ruled...
By Christine A. Klein
In this analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], Christine A. Klein discusses practical lessons of the Court's...
If you're a science fiction fan, you've likely encountered a story or two about invisible, impenetrable fields. Or, maybe as a Stephen King fan, you read the book, Under the Dome , which is about a small, New England town trapped beneath a huge...