Extension of “arranger” liability to suppliers of dry-cleaning equipmentBy Jorge MihalopoulosMay 2006In two unrelated suits, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court both recently addressed whether dry-cleaners could compel their equipment suppliers to share the costs of cleaning up contamination discovered at the drycleaners’ former facilities.
Financial reporting for environmental claimsBy Chris BlumeJune 2006Editor’s Note: As federal courts convict the participants in the various financial scandals that rocked the corporate and financial accounting worlds the last several years, there also will be increased attention on the reporting of environmental liabilities.
Insurance notice obligationsSeptember 2006In the environmental area, many policyholders seek coverage under their comprehensive general liability (CGL) policies for environmental claims.
Pollution Control Board rules, January 2006By Kathleen M. Crowley & Marie E. TipsordMay 2006The normally somewhat staid subject of rulemaking before the Illinois Pollution Control Board became Chicago Tribune front-page news January 5, 2006.
Supreme Court will hear global warming caseSeptember 2006Just as this issue is going to press, the United States Supreme Court agreed to resolve the pending dispute related to the scope of USEPA’s regulatory powers with regard to carbon dioxide, one of the principle greenhouse gases emitted from motor vehicles.