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Monthly Archives: May 2020

County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund: What Happens Now?

May 28, 2020

Cases decided by federal courts in Illinois and the Seventh Circuit have held that groundwater does not implicate the CWA, even if there exists a hydrological connection between groundwater and navigable waters.  In Vill. of Oconomowoc Lake v. Dayton Hudson Corp., 24 F.3d 962, 965 (7th Cir. 1994), the Seventh Circuit opined that “we are […]

USEPA Announces Revised Interpretation of “Begin Actual Construction” under New Source Review Regulations

May 18, 2020

On March 25, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) published on its website a draft memorandum entitled “Interpretation of ‘Begin Actual Construction’ Under the New Source Review Preconstruction Permitting Regulations” (“draft memorandum”). The draft memorandum announces that USEPA is adopting a revised interpretation of “begin actual construction” that will allow a source owner […]

Law Firm Faces Off Against Carrier/Client for Data Breach

May 5, 2020

An Unexpected Adversary and Risk in Notice Decisions? You expect consumer complaints and even class action threats in the wake of a law firm data breach. But does a defense law firm expect to be sued by the carrier for the clients it represents? Whether surprising or not, it is happening and law firms must […]

COVID-19 Relief Programs—FTC Guidance On Avoiding The Scams

May 5, 2020

Fraudsters Targeting Employee Relief and Disaster Loan Programs The second major rounds of small business and personal relief programs are open for business, and the demand remains very high.  In response to the breathtaking impact on the economy during the pandemic, hundreds of billions of federal aid dollars are moving through loans in the SBA’s […]

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