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  • January 05, 2024

    Biden Admin Floats New Natural Resource Damage Rule

    An "inefficient and inflexible" rule intended to facilitate settlements that pay for environmental damage resulting from pollution would be streamlined under a new rule proposed Friday by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

  • January 05, 2024

    Neb. Bill Aims To Expand Tax Break For Nonprofits' Purchases

    Nebraska would expand a sales and use tax exemption for purchases by nonprofit organizations under a bill introduced in the state's unicameral Legislature.

  • January 05, 2024

    Del. House Bill Seeks Lodging Tax On Short-Term Rentals

    Delaware would apply the state's 8% lodging tax for hotel and motel stays to short-term rentals under a bill introduced in the state House of Representatives.

  • January 05, 2024

    Salt Lake City, Lumen Agree To End Removal Fee Row

    Salt Lake City has settled its dispute with Lumen Technologies more than two years after suing the telecom provider for $400,000, saying it had refused to pay up for the cost of moving the company's communications infrastructure from public rights-of-way during a city construction project.

  • January 05, 2024

    NY LLC Transparency Law Set To Lose Public Access Element

    A recently signed New York law that allows the public and law enforcement to look behind the veil of limited liability companies is likely to be gutted of one of its main functions when it goes into effect in a year.

  • January 05, 2024

    Brookfield Buys ATC's India Telecom Portfolio For $2.5B

    A Brookfield Asset Management affiliate will become India's biggest operator of telecommunications towers after agreeing to pay $2.5 billion to acquire the Indian operations of American Tower Corp.

  • January 03, 2024

    Seneca Nation Suit Over NY Thruway Headed For Mediation

    A federal district court judge has agreed to extend the deadlines for motions in a long-running challenge by the Seneca Nation to New York over a portion of the state's thruway that runs through the federally recognized tribe's reservation land after the parties said they have agreed to pursue mediation.

  • January 03, 2024

    Canadian Property Co. Can't Claim Mining Loss, Court Says

    A Canadian real estate company cannot claim tax losses from its predecessor, an insolvent mining company that new investors transformed into a tax shelter while disguising their control, the Tax Court of Canada said.

  • January 03, 2024

    NC Landowner Says Delay Voided Verizon Cell Tower Lease

    A North Carolina landowner asked a federal judge to end a cell tower equipment lease with Verizon Wireless, claiming the three and a half years it took for the company to start work at the site was a delay that voided the deal.

  • January 03, 2024

    Shubin & Bass Co-Founder Launches Miami Boutique

    The co-founder of Miami litigation boutique Shubin & Bass PA is leaving the firm after 30 years to hang his own shingle.

  • January 03, 2024

    Equinor, BP Scrap Offshore Wind Farm Deal With NY

    Equinor on Wednesday said it's terminating its power contract with New York state for its Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farm, just months after state regulators rejected the energy company's plea to receive additional funding to counter macroeconomic headwinds buffeting U.S. offshore wind development.

  • January 02, 2024

    Cole Schotz Names 6 Attys As Members In 3 US States

    Cole Schotz PC said Tuesday that it has kicked off the new year by tapping six of the law firm's attorneys to become members at its Florida, Maryland and New Jersey offices.

  • January 02, 2024

    Fla. Says Tribe Misreads 'Indian Lands' In Water Permit Suit

    Florida has once again urged a federal judge to hand it a win in a tribe's lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of the state's effort to take over a Clean Water Act permitting program, arguing that the tribe's theory of "Indian lands" is wrong.

  • January 02, 2024

    Pipeline Project Asks Court For Access To Harris County Land

    An energy company constructing a natural gas pipeline through southeast Texas asked a state court Tuesday to appoint several Houston landowners to assess the amount of damages that will be owed through its access to land in Harris County. 

  • January 01, 2024

    Energy Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2024

    While a looming presidential election means that significant Congressional action on energy policy likely isn't in the cards, there are big-ticket regulatory items that are poised to cross the finish line. Here are several legislative and regulatory moves that energy attorneys will be watching in 2024.

  • December 22, 2023

    Property Plays: Seyfarth, Taurus, Sila Realty

    Seyfarth Shaw guided a $98 million sale of two Arizona office buildings, Taurus Investment Holdings has sold a Florida business park for $42.75 million, and Sila Realty Trust has sold a Texas hospital for $258.4 million.

  • December 22, 2023

    PHH Mortgage Loan Officers Win Collective Cert. In OT Suit

    A group of loan officers has won certification as a class in a collective action that alleges PHH Mortgage Corp. violated labor laws by not calculating and paying overtime pay correctly.

  • December 21, 2023

    Zoning Regs Prohibit Gun Club's 'RV Park,' Wash. Judges Say

    A proposed Spokane-area shooting range can't offer overnight parking for recreational vehicles during sporting events, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday, agreeing with a neighboring cemetery that county regulations prohibit RV parks within the rural zone encompassing the site.

  • December 21, 2023

    Investment Tax Credit Regs Could Limit Renewable Gas

    The Inflation Reduction Act contained major tax breaks for the biogas industry, but recent proposed rules for the law's investment tax credit could leave producers of renewable natural gas, a refined form of biogas used as transportation fuel, out in the cold.

  • December 21, 2023

    Montana Camp Operator Seeks Stay In Tribal Lease Dispute

    A Montana campground operator is asking a federal district court for a stay on an order that found in favor of the Blackfeet Indian Nation in a decadelong land lease dispute, saying the ruling will likely cause it to liquidate its assets before an appeal on the issue is resolved.

  • December 21, 2023

    Utica Owes Coverage In Slip-And-Fall Suit, Travelers Says

    Travelers told a New York federal court Thursday that the insurer for a subcontractor owes primary coverage to the primary contractor for an underlying suit claiming a pedestrian slipped on wet concrete outside a Bronx construction site.

  • December 21, 2023

    Keep Mortgage Fraudster In Jail While Appealing, Feds Say

    The federal government urged a New York federal judge to not allow a woman convicted of bank and wire fraud out on bail pending her appeal, arguing her reasoning for bail is unsupported and she shouldn't be allowed to walk free. 

  • December 21, 2023

    Finnish Asset Manager Sells 17 Properties For €100M

    A unit of Finland's eQ Group agreed Thursday to sell 17 healthcare properties to an affiliate of Danish real estate investment company Nrep for roughly €100 million ($110 million) in a deal aimed at improving efficiency for its Helsinki operations.

  • December 21, 2023

    Feds, Osage Nation See Win In Wind Farm 'Mining' Row

    A federal judge in Oklahoma largely granted summary judgment to the U.S. government and Osage Nation in their long-running wind farm dispute with Enel Green Power North America Inc. and two subsidiaries, and ordered the ejectment of 84 wind turbines after the companies failed for years to get a required mineral lease.

  • December 21, 2023

    How Miami Law Firms Combined To Meet Condo Law Demand

    To help meet a spike in the demand for condominium and construction law expertise in South Florida, Haber Law recently brought on the entire seven-attorney team from boutique Gursky Ragan PA, which specializes in construction and condominium law. Law360 Pulse recently caught up with the founders of the two firms to learn more about the combination and the market for their services in the Sunshine State.

Expert Analysis

  • Why The Original 'Rocket Docket' Will Likely Resume Its Pace

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    Though the Eastern District of Virginia, for decades the fastest federal trial court in the country, experienced significant pandemic-related slowdowns, several factors unique to the district suggest that it will soon return to its speedy pace, say Dabney Carr and Robert Angle at Troutman Pepper.

  • How Gov't Enviro Justice Push May Affect Developers

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    Attorneys at Crowell & Moring contextualize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent guidance on environmental justice and permitting decisions, and the U.S. Department of Energy's requests for input on using grants to achieve EJ goals, highlighting practical implications for project developers and other industry participants.

  • The Discipline George Santos Would Face If He Were A Lawyer

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    Rep. George Santos, who has become a national punchline for his alleged lies, hasn't faced many consequences yet, but if he were a lawyer, even his nonwork behavior would be regulated by the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and violations in the past have led to sanctions and even disbarment, says Mark Hinderks at Stinson.

  • FinCEN Report Holds Key Russia-Linked Risk Considerations

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    A recent report from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network reminds financial institutions to review guidance issued on reporting Russia-linked suspicious activity, emphasizing the need to review anti-money laundering and sanctions monitoring processes to remain adaptive to global developments, say Siana Danch and Peter Hardy at Ballard Spahr.

  • A Litigation Move That Could Conserve Discovery Resources

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    Bennett Rawicki at Hilgers Graben proposes the preliminary legal opinion procedure — seeking a court's opinion on a disputed legal standard at the outset, rather than the close, of discovery — as a useful resource-preservation tool for legally complex, discovery-intensive litigation.

  • Litigators Should Approach AI Tools With Caution

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    Artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT hold potential to streamline various aspects of the litigation process, resulting in improved efficiency and outcomes, but should be carefully double-checked for confidentiality, plagiarism and accuracy concerns, say Zachary Foster and Melanie Kalmanson at Quarles & Brady.

  • How Proposed BOEM Regs Will Boost Offshore Wind Projects

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    Newly proposed offshore wind project regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management represent a substantial regulatory shift that will improve transparency around the timing of lease auctions, streamline approval and oversight for projects in development, and provide needed guidance for future projects, say attorneys at K&L Gates.

  • Mapping The Transport Sector's Road To Zero Emissions

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    Transportation companies that hope to lead the multiagency U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization's recently announced transition to zero-emission vehicles and fuels should anticipate a host of commercial and legal issues, say Levi McAllister and Pamela Wu at Morgan Lewis.

  • 5 Ways Attorneys Can Use Emotion In Client Pitches

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    Lawyers are skilled at using their high emotional intelligence to build rapport with clients, so when planning your next pitch, consider how you can create some emotional peaks, personal connections and moments of magic that might help you stick in prospective clients' minds and seal the deal, says consultant Diana Kander.

  • A Look At Lease Expansion Options In A Challenging Market

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    Expansion options can provide a powerful incentive for businesses to sign long-term leases even amid economic uncertainty, but both landlords and tenants must carefully consider the potential rights and terms, says Kris Ferranti at Shearman.

  • 5 Keys To A Productive Mediation

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    Cortney Young at ADR Partners discusses factors that can help to foster success in mediation, including scheduling, preparation, managing client expectations and more.

  • Evaluating The Legal Ethics Of A ChatGPT-Authored Motion

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    Aimee Furness and Sam Mallick at Haynes Boone asked ChatGPT to draft a motion to dismiss, and then scrutinized the resulting work product in light of attorneys' ethical and professional responsibility obligations.

  • 7 Tips To Increase Your Law Firm's DEI Efforts In 2023

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    Law firms looking to advance their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts should consider implementing new practices and initiatives this year, including some that require nominal additional effort or expense, say Janet Falk at Falk Communications and Gina Rubel at Furia Rubel.

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