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CERCLA imposes strict liability for the costs of environmental contamination on four classes of responsible parties, including current owners of contaminated properties.
The California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District has affirmed the Superior Court ruling in Ocean Avenue LLC v County of Los Angeles.
Plaintiffs in securities fraud class actions may satisfy the reliance element by showing that they traded on an ‘efficient market’ presumed to reflect all public material information.
FERC violated the National Environmental Policy Act by improperly ‘segmenting’ its NEPA analysis of a four-part upgrade to Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s 300 Line System.
Since the advent of ‘say-on-pay’, the plaintiffs’ securities bar has attempted to rustle up claims relating to executive compensation matters discussed in proxy statements.
In this podcast, Paul Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular.
A jury in Miami has issued a verdict against a taxpayer for $2.2m in fees, interest and civil penalties for failing to file FBARs for his Swiss bank accounts.
The California Attorney General (AG) recently released a series of guidelines to assist with compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003.
New York creates rocket-docket for commercial disputes — but accelerated adjudication comes with trade-offs
As of 2 June, the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court will allow for the accelerated adjudication of commercial disputes.
Commercial real estate is an approximately $26tn (RMB 162tn) global industry.
Pillsbury has published its FCC Enforcement Monitor for May 2014.
Paul Harris, intellectual property litigation partner, shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular.
The US District Court for the Western District of Washington found that certain distressed debt funds were not ‘financial institutions’ under the definition of ‘eligible assignee’.
Pillsbury reviews the case law highlighting potential problems lurking with intent-to-use trademark applications.and provides practice pointers to address these issues.
In Petrella v MGM, the Supreme Court holds that laches cannot bar claims for damages for copyright infringement brought during the three-year limitations period.
Proposed US Department of Transportation passenger protection rules offer opportunity for travel industry comments
The US Department of Transportation has proposed new passenger protection rules for the airline and travel industries.
The DC Circuit recently heard oral argument regarding a mandamus petition filed by defendants in a qui tam action.
Maryland governor Martin O’Malley has signed into law HB 739, which contains revisions to the Maryland estate tax law.
The US, Canada and the EU have designated a number of additional officials and companies as the unrest continues in eastern Ukraine.
It is critical that all stations adopt and apply political broadcasting policies that are consistent with the Communications Act and the FCC’s rules.