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    DOD Sees Bigger Threats As Strategy Turns Away From Terror

    The U.S. Department of Defense’s new National Defense Strategy unveiled Friday moves the DOD’s main focus away from terrorism and back to state-level threats such as China and Russia, presaging a potential return to a Cold War-like standoff...
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    Employment Group Of The Year: King & Spalding

    In 2017, King & Spalding LLP helped secure a settlement for Bass Pro in an EEOC systemic discrimination suit, win a Sixth Circuit appeal for Meritor in retiree health benefits litigation and defend Peabody Energy from an ERISA stock drop suit, earning...
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    Environmental Group Of The Year: Hunton & Williams

    Hunton & Williams LLP represented clients pursuing some of the major challenges to Obama-era environmental policies in 2017, including litigation against climate change regulation and the reconsideration of methane rules, earning it a place among...
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    Sen. Demands Answers From Pruitt On EPA Costs, Policies

    Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Markey sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday posing a slew of questions about his conduct and accusing him of driving the regulator away from its mission to protect the...
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    Appellate Group Of The Year: Jenner & Block

    Jenner & Block LLP’s appellate group delivered significant U.S. Supreme Court wins in challenges to Securities and Exchange Commission disgorgement in enforcement actions and racial gerrymandering over the last year, earning it a spot as one...
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    What To Do With Performance Bonds When Projects Default

    Sureties have surety defenses which sometimes allow them to disclaim coverage under performance bonds. However, this often requires a long and lengthy litigation in which the surety must sustain multiple burdens of proof, says Gary Strong of Seiger Gfeller...
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    Trump's Pick For DOJ Enviro Chief Clears Senate Committee

    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to advance President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s environmental division, Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Jeffrey Bossert Clark, over strong objections from...
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    Exxon Insists Climate Change Speech Claims Are Valid

    ExxonMobil told a judge Friday it has made its case that climate change probes launched by the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts violate its free speech rights, documenting meetings between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and...
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    How Severe Weather Events Create Insurance Dilemmas

    In recent years, severe weather events and natural catastrophes have been on the rise in California and elsewhere. Some insurers are becoming more restrictive with their homeowners policies, leaving many without adequate insurance for natural disasters...
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    GOP Enviro Leaders Support Clean Power Plan Rollback

    A group of Senate Republicans told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a letter on Friday that they were on board with the agency’s proposal to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, saying the plan would be disastrous for American communities...
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    Considerations For The 2018 Proxy Season: Part 3

    In the concluding part of this series, attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP focus on financial disclosures and related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement trends, SEC guidance and trends in cybersecurity matters, and...
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    A Momentous Year For CFIUS: Part 1

    It has been at least a decade since the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States was the subject of as much focus, change and consequence as it was in 2017. It appears that the significant CFIUS developments last year soon may be followed...
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    Oakland’s Coal Shipping Ban To Be Tried Next Week

    The question of whether the city of Oakland, California, was allowed to pass an ordinance restricting the passage of export-bound coal through a terminal that is under development will proceed to trial next week, a California federal judge ruled Wednesday...
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    Martin Luther King Jr. And Copyright: 5 Things To Know

    Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, marking what would have been the 89th birthday of the great civil rights leader and Baptist minister. Although copyright is not — and should not be — the first thing that comes to mind when we think of King, his legacy's...
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    Considerations For The 2018 Proxy Season: Part 2

    In the second part of this three-part series, attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP discuss trends in shareholder proposals and virtual shareholder meetings, efforts to increase board diversity, and recent changes to auditor reports...
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    How FERC Redefined 'Grid Resilience'

    Last fall, the U.S. Department of Energy directed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider "grid resilience" measures which tended to favor coal and nuclear power. FERC's response this week, rejecting the DOE approach, embraced...
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    Calif. Gov. Proposes $600M More For Courts In 2018

    California courts may get as much as $4.2 billion in 2018 — $600 million more than a year earlier — according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal Wednesday that also addresses issues like climate change, crumbling infrastructure, health...
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    NYC Opens New Front In War Over State Climate Torts

    New York City has launched a lawsuit demanding five global oil giants pick up the tab for beefing up the city's defenses against climate change, a move that ratchets up the fossil fuel industry's exposure to climate tort litigation, though experts...
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    Arizona Coach Buyout Shows Snags Of Firing Amid Scandal

    The University of Arizona fired head football coach Rich Rodriguez earlier this month amid allegations of sexual harassment and an extramarital affair, a situation that highlights the hurdles schools face when terminating coaches caught up in such scandals...
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    Considerations For The 2018 Proxy Season: Part 1

    Each company faces important decisions in preparing for its 2018 annual meeting and reporting season. In the first installment of this three-part series, attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP discuss executive compensation, guidance...
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    Exxon Seeks To Depose Calif. Officials Over Climate Suits

    Exxon Mobil Corp. on Monday told a Texas state judge that attorneys and California public officials who allege the oil giant is liable for effects that climate change is having on their cities and counties have downplayed those same effects to bondholders...
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    Washington Governor Again Pushes $3.3B Carbon Tax

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat who has made a focus on environmental issues a centerpiece of his tenure, on Tuesday made a renewed and forceful push for a carbon tax to fight climate change. ...read more
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    Senate Dems Lament Renomination Of Trump Enviro Pick

    President Donald Trump's decision to renominate his controversial pick to lead the White House's Council on Environmental Quality has been met with criticism, with the head Democrat on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works...
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    New Venue Reform Act May Upend Bankruptcy Bar In Del., NY

    Two senators have unveiled a sweeping bankruptcy venue reform bill that would force companies to file for bankruptcy in the state where they conduct most of their business, a change that could upend New York and Delaware’s status as the go-to districts...
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    4 Environmental Rulings That Flew Under The Radar In 2017

    Federal and state court judges made several important environmental law rulings in 2017 that managed to avoid the spotlight, from a Ninth Circuit finding that climate change data was misused in a government analysis of how increased fishing could impact...