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5th Circuit Dismisses Global Warming Appeal by Mississippi Residents Against Energy Companies because en banc Fifth Circuit Fails to have Quorum
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Samantha Drake

NEW ORLEANS — A divided en banc Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 28 dismissed the appeal of a panel decision that Mississippi residents have standing to sue the oil, coal and energy companies for releasing greenhouse gas emissions that... Read More

LexisNexis Offers Insurance Resources in the Wake of Hurricane Irene
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

After Hurricane Irene, individuals and businesses will face property losses and interruption of business and will look to insurers for coverage of these multi-faceted losses. To remain up-to-date on the coverage issues raised by Hurricane Irene and... Read More

John Nevius of Anderson Kill & Olick - Fifth Circuit Punts on Global Warming Case with En Banc Quorum Dismissal - Legal Limbo is Prolonged
Posted on 14 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

Warming of the oceans in previous 2 decades - heat stored equal to 2 billion Hiroshima atomic bombs
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Because water has a vastly larger capacity for heat storage than the atmosphere, eventually between 80 to 90 percent of the heat trapped by the greenhouse effects ends up being stored in the oceans. Thus, the trend in ocean temperatures is an excellent... Read More

Global Warming Appeal Dismissed by Fifth Circuit because no En Banc Quorum - What Does Comer v. Murphy Oil Decision Mean as to Private Plaintiffs Standing
Posted on 4 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

Chinese Drywall - Update on Litigation, Settlements, and Insurance Claims
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus

By Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus, Attorneys at Law The pace of litigation in the Chinese drywall ("CDW") claims has escalated in recent months. It is alleged that the gypsum that was used to manufacture that drywall came from particular... Read More