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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...