Legal Resources

MA to Provide Small Business Grants to COVID-19 Distressed Businesses

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8M in grants available for small businesses, businesses that employed more than 1.5M workers, accounting for more than 45% of the total workforce in Massachusetts. These funds were appropriated in the Governor’s...
North Carolina PFAS Lawsuit Alleges Fraud

North Carolina PFAS Lawsuit Alleges Fraud

On October 13, 2020, a significant North Carolina PFAS lawsuit was filed by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed suit against DuPont and Chemours for the discharge of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from Fayetteville Works. The complaint alleges...

PFAS In Food Limit Set By Europe – Will The U.S. Follow?

PFAS In Food Limit Set By Europe – Will The U.S. Follow?

On September 17, 2020, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced the publication of the final version of its latest scientific opinion on the risk to human health from the presence of PFAS in food. The EFSA determined that a tolerable weekly intake (TWI)...

Climate Lawsuit To Be Heard By U.S. Supreme Court

Climate Lawsuit To Be Heard By U.S. Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a Fourth Circuit climate lawsuit decision this month.  The City of Baltimore brought a climate lawsuit seeking to hold Chevron, ExxonMobil, and other energy companies responsible for climate change-related damage to the...

Amazon Ruling Impacts Prop 65 Issues

Amazon Ruling Impacts Prop 65 Issues

The 2020 Prop. 65 Clearinghouse conference marked another year of thought-provoking discussion on the current state of Proposition 65 regulations and litigation.  Although the Act is nearly 35 years old, trends in enforcement litigation and defenses are continuously...

Eviction Moratorium Extensions Nationwide

Eviction Moratorium Extensions Nationwide

In our last report, we discussed the expected wave of eviction proceedings as a result of the pandemic, as nearly 40 million Americans are struggling to pay their rent and housing expenses. Since then, the Trump administration, operating through the Centers for...

PFAS Ban In Cosmetics Is Precedent Setting Step In CA

PFAS Ban In Cosmetics Is Precedent Setting Step In CA

We previously reported on the Toxic Free Cosmetics Act (Assembly Bill 2762) out of California, which was passed by the California legislature and sent to the Governor for signature or veto on August 30, 2020. Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law,...

PFAS Firefighting Foam Ban Passes In CA

PFAS Firefighting Foam Ban Passes In CA

Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newson signed into law SB-1044 (Firefighting Equipment and Foam: PFAS Chemicals). The bill is in essence a PFAS firefighting foam ban and many environmentalists are heralding the bill as strong step forward in eliminating...

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