environmental law

Jan 6, 2021

Government groups back Baltimore’s high court fight against Big Oil

Groups representing state and local governments are supporting Baltimore in its U.S. Supreme Court fight to ensure the city’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil is heard in state rather the federal court. In a brief filed with the justices last month, the National Conference of State Legislatures and other groups said a lower court […]

Nov 25, 2020

Baltimore’s claim against Big Oil should be in U.S. court, businesses say

Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil should be heard in federal rather than state court, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told the U.S. Supreme Court this week in expressing support for the fossil fuel companies’ appeal. In papers filed with the justices, the chamber said a lower court applied too strict a standard for […]

Oct 2, 2020

Justices will hear Big Oil’s bid to move Baltimore suit to U.S. court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Big Oil’s bid to have Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit against the fossil fuel companies litigated in federal rather than state court. In an order Friday, the justices said they will review the companies’ argument that a U.S. appeals court applied too narrow a standard for federal court jurisdiction over […]

Mar 25, 2020

Potomac River nonprofit sues paper mill owners over alleged pollution

A now-closed paper mill being sued by the Maryland Department of the Environment is now also facing a citizen suit from a clean water nonprofit that is seeking to force the mill’s owners to take steps to clean up the Potomac River. Luke Paper Mill, in Allegany County, manufactured paper products until its closure in […]

Jul 2, 2018

Lawyer says his family trumps the president

Trump lawyer says family first heads news items including detained mothers write of children, law firms going green get more green and communication is key.

Apr 25, 2018

Maryland reaches $33.5M ‘defeat devices’ settlement with Volkswagen

Volkswagen AG will pump $33.5 million into Maryland’s economy under a settlement the German automaker reached with the state to resolve allegations it violated environmental laws by installing devices designed to cheat required diesel emissions tests between 2009 and 2015. The so-called “defeat devices” ensured the vehicles’ emissions controls worked properly during the tests but […[...]

Sep 8, 2015

Law links: Law professor pursues presidency

Law professor's presidential run leads news summary that includes political consequences of environmental law, lawyer loses club membership and Italy's top court knocks Knox prosecution.

Jul 15, 2014

UM Carey Environmental Law Program receives $1 million gift

The Environmental Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law received a $1 million gift, the school announced Tuesday.

Jul 2, 2012

UM Carey hosts environmental experts

Environmental law experts meeting in Baltimore this week are putting a more positive spin on the results of the Rio+20 summit. Speakers assessing the impact of the recent summit in Brazil said Monday that many focused too much on what was left out of the summit’s final document. Many activists were hoping for calls to […]

Mar 5, 2012

State senator wants law clinic to support farmers

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland legislator wants to transfer funding from an embattled University of Maryland environmental law clinic to create a similar program for farmers as retribution for the clinic’s attempt to sue a chicken farm over water pollution. The budget amendment proposal from state Sen. Richard Colburn, R-Dorchester, is spurred by the clinic’s representation […]

Nov 20, 2011

O’Malley stands by criticism of environmental law clinic

Gov. Martin O’Malley on Friday stood by his right to criticize the University of Maryland’s environmental law clinic for continuing litigation against a family-owned chicken farm on the Eastern Shore, despite strong objection from the law school’s dean. O’Malley ignited the contretemps with a Nov. 14 letter to Dean Phoebe A. Haddon in which he […]

Jan 30, 2011

Law Digest: 1/31/11

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Civil Procedure, Discovery sanctions: Where the plaintiff’s counsel’s answers to interrogatories did not comply with Rule 2-402, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in imposing sanctions and excluding the testimony of plaintiff’s expert witnesses. Logan v. LSP Marketing Corporation, No. 2833, Sept. Term, 2009. Environmental Law, Motion to […]

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