On July 20th of this year, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency filed a lawsuit against Enbridge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan relating to a 2010 oil spill into the Kalamazoo river under various federal statutes – along with a proposed Consent Decree.
Not all additional insured clauses are the same. In this post, we discuss what a New York appellate court recently called an “additional insured by written contract” clause. The language of an additional insured clause may make all the difference as to whether a party is covered as an additional insured or not.
On Tuesday, September 20, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the act of fleeing from police is not enough evidence that a person is suspicious, particularly if the person is a black man.
The court affirmed a lower court decision ordering the state to replace its worst salmon-killing culverts that block passage upstream for the fish. A unanimous three-judge panel held that the culverts violate federal treaties signed with Washington tribes.
On September 9, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) proposed a long-awaited regulation setting out cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies, including any company authorized to operate pursuant to a “license, registration, charter, certificate, permit, accreditation or similar authorization” under the insurance law.
The fight over how to govern the police has become the most controversial legal topic in American politics, yet American lawyers are often are unprepared to participate in the debate.