NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 27 that he is leading a coalition of 25 states, counties and cities in opposing the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its creation of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (advanced notice) on a “potential” replacement for the Clean Power Plan.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Feb. 27 that Tyson Poultry Inc. will pay $2 million after allegedly violating the Clean Water Act when it allowed discharges at its slaughter and processing facility in Monett, Missouri. The discharges purportedly led to a major loss of fish.
NYU Law sending free help to 10 Dem AGs for environmental causes; Marcellus Shale group 'alarmed' at message
NEW YORK – Democratic state attorneys general, like Pennsylvania's Josh Shapiro, are getting free help from New York University School of Law to bolster their environmental causes, though a Commonwealth business advocacy group worries this results in important work being outsourced to an out-of-state entity.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently announced that her office will retain help from private firms to potentially sue opioid makers - and one of those lawyers is a former attorney general of Mississippi who was a main player in the nationwide tobacco litigation of the 1990s that the opioid litigation is often likened to.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 1 that WiFi Alliance, a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas, has been charged with violating the employment rights of Lt. Col. Charles O’Donnell, an Army Reservist, under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 28 that it has approved a petition by Sears Holding Management requesting that the FTC reopen and modify an earlier order settling allegations that Sears had failed to disclose how much personal information was obtained from consumers who downloaded the company’s software app.