The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is clear to implement its new greenhouse gas emissions rule for power plants — at least for now — after the D.C. Circuit on Friday rejected an effort to temporarily block it.
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DC Circ. Won't Immediately Block EPA Power Plant GHG Rule

By Juan-Carlos Rodriguez

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is clear to implement its new greenhouse gas emissions rule for power plants — at least for now — after the D.C. Circuit on Friday rejected an effort to temporarily block it.

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Wash. Energy Codes Challenged Again After 9th Circ. Decision

By Nate Beck

In the wake of a Ninth Circuit ruling that forced Washington officials to revisit regulations on natural gas appliances used in new construction, a group of natural gas companies, homeowners and construction interests are claiming the state's apparent fix is again out of step with federal law.

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Chicago Wants Climate Deception Claims Back In State Court

By Lauraann Wood

The city of Chicago says it should be in state court hashing out climate change deception claims against several of the nation's largest oil producers because the companies lodged "objectively baseless" arguments to remove its case to federal court.

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DC Circ. Probes Carbon Capture In LNG Approval Challenge

By Ali Sullivan

The D.C. Circuit on Friday questioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's decision to reapprove a Texas liquefied natural gas terminal without considering the terminal developer's proposal to add environmentally friendly modifications, amid renewed challenges to the agency's authorization of LNG facilities in the Lone Star State.

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POLICY & REGULATION

Analysis

New Domestic Content Guidance May Boost Energy Credits

By Kat Lucero

The U.S. Treasury Department's new guidance on bonus tax credits for clean energy projects that source domestic-made materials and components aims to simplify the process for determining eligibility and spur more development to get those extra incentives.

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Analysis

Industry Emboldened After Justices Galvanize Agency Attacks

By Jeff Overley

In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court said "extraordinary" and "far-reaching" attacks on administrative enforcers can skip agency tribunals and go straight to federal district court, ambitious challenges to regulatory powers are rapidly gaining traction, and the high court is poised to put them on an even firmer footing.

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LITIGATION

Utah, Farm Groups Ask To Reopen Bears Ears Monument Suit

By Joyce Hanson

The state of Utah and two farming associations have asked a D.C. federal court to lift a more than three-year stay in a tribal case over the Bears Ears National Monument, saying the case is now moot and another monument case is pending before the Tenth Circuit.

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Group Sues Feds Over Logging In NH National Forest

By Joyce Hanson

A forest protection group has sued the U.S. Forest Service in New Hampshire federal court, challenging commercial logging projects it recently approved in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire.

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Fla. Investor Says Mining Co. Froze His Shares In Costly Error

By David Minsky

An investor and former employee of a Canadian mining company alleged breach of fiduciary duty and negligence against the business, saying in a lawsuit in Florida federal court that he was wrongfully prevented from selling his shares and lost money when the stock price dropped following an unfavorable arbitration ruling.

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

By Laura Stewart Liberty

This past week in London has seen a wave of claims filed against Verity Trustees Ltd., Harley-Davidson hit retailer Next with an intellectual property claim, Turkish e-commerce entrepreneur Demet Mutlu sue her ex-husband and Trendyol co-founder Evren Üçok and the Solicitors Regulation Authority file a claim against the former boss of collapsed law firm Axiom. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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DEALS

4 Firms Build $2.55B Sale Of Avangrid To Spain's Iberdrola

By Jade Martinez-Pogue

Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola SA and its portfolio company, sustainable energy business Avangrid, on Friday announced that they have reached an agreement for Iberdrola to take Avangrid private by purchasing the remaining issued and outstanding shares it does not already own in a $2.55 billion deal built by four firms.

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Glass Lewis, ISS Split On Chevron-Hess Deal Guidance

By Al Barbarino

Hess Corp. shareholders got mixed advice from the two leading proxy advisory firms on whether to vote in favor of a $53 billion takeover by Chevron Corp., further muddling the oil and gas giants' path to closing the mega-deal amid an ongoing dispute with Exxon Mobil Corp. 

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PEOPLE

Kilpatrick Brings On Nelson Mullins Energy Pro In Atlanta, DC

By Madison Arnold

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP has picked up a new energy regulatory attorney in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., with a diverse background, including working for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as well as Google and the South Carolina House of Representatives.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Insurer Quota-Sharing Lessons From $112M Bad Faith Verdict

In Indiana GRQ v. American Guarantee and Liability Insurance, an Indiana federal jury recently issued a landmark $112 million bad faith verdict, illustrating why insurers must understand the interplay between bad faith law and quota-sharing before entering into these relatively new arrangements, say Jason Reichlyn and Christopher Sakauye at Dykema. 

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Pa. Federal District Judge Gene Pratter Dead At 75

By James Boyle

U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter, who joined the bench in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 2004 and presided over several landmark cases, died Friday at the age of 75, according to a statement from the court.

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Baker McKenzie Ends FOIA Suit Over IRS Partnership Audits

By Ali Sullivan

A Baker McKenzie attorney has dropped a public records lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service that sought to compel the agency to turn over documents pertaining to its scrutiny of large partnerships.

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ABA's Education Section Endorses Alternative Atty Licensing

By Matt Perez

The American Bar Association's national accrediting arm for law degree programs announced during a council meeting Friday the adoption of a report that effectively recognizes alternative methods of attorney licensing outside the bar exam.

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Menendez Texts With Wife A Legislative Promise, Judge Says

By Pete Brush

Emoji-laden texts between Sen. Robert Menendez and his wife about an arms sale constitute a legislative promise, a Manhattan federal judge reiterated Monday, as the government seeks to prove the power couple had a corrupt agreement with a New Jersey businessman.

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Girardi Wants To Probe Jurors' 'Real Housewives' Exposure

By Brandon Lowrey

Public defenders for Tom Girardi want to ask prospective jurors in his upcoming fraud trial whether they have seen his wife's reality television show and news reporting about his law firm's massive scandal, according to a recent motion in Los Angeles federal court.

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McElroy Deutsch Says Ex-Exec's Guilt Boosts Home Claim

By Emily Sawicki

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP doubled down on its attempt to seize the home of two former firm executives following a guilty plea on criminal embezzlement charges earlier this month by one of them, the firm's former chief financial officer.

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Trial In Blackmail Case Over Judge's Photos Delayed

By Carolina Bolado

A Florida state judge agreed Monday to push back the trial in a Palm Beach County judge's suit accusing an attorney of trying to blackmail her with nude photographs, after the defendant cited discovery delays and an ongoing bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation against Chiquita that is tying up the schedule of two key witnesses.

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Georgia's 1st Female Chief Appellate Judge Dies

By Madison Arnold

The first woman both appointed and elected to the Court of Appeals of Georgia, Judge Dorothy Toth Beasley, is remembered by her colleagues for the glass ceilings she shattered as well as for two important words she had inscribed in the courtroom.

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Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

By Leslie A. Pappas

Delaware was full of drama last week, as proposed changes to the state's corporate law statutes raised eyebrows and a professor's friend-of-the-court brief sparked a very unfriendly public exchange. Delaware's court of equity banged the gavel on pipeline and social media disputes, and shareholders filed new suits alleging insider trading, vote bungling, unfair stock buybacks and merger shenanigans. In case you missed any of it, here's the recap of all the top news last week from Delaware's Chancery Court.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Arnold & Porter

Ashfords LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bishop & Sewell

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Charles Russell Speechlys

Clifford Chance

Conrad & Scherer

Crowell & Moring

DiCello Levitt

Duane Morris

Dykema Gossett

Fisher & Phillips

Fox Rothschild

Freeths LLP

Gibbons PC

Gibson Dunn

Girardi & Keese

Hogan Lovells

Holland & Knight

Johnson & Bell

Jones Day

K&L Gates

Kilpatrick Townsend

Kozyak Tropin

Lane Powell

Latham & Watkins

Lehotsky Keller

Marino Tortorella

Mayer Brown

McElroy Deutsch

McGuireWoods

Nelson Mullins

Norton Rose

Osborne Clarke

Patterson Earnhart

Paul Hastings

Paul Weiss

Perkins Coie

Perlman Bajandas

Pinsent Masons

Randall Danskin

Riley Safer

Scharf Banks

Searcy Denney

Seila Law

Sher Edling

Sonosky Chambers

Teacher Stern

Trowers & Hamlins

Turner Padget

Van Ness Feldman

Vinson & Elkins

Weightmans LLP

White & Case

de Castro PC

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Alpine Securities Corp.

American Bar Association

American Farm Bureau Federation

American Petroleum Institute Inc.

Amgen Inc.

Apple Inc.

Arthrex Inc.

Avangrid Inc.

Avista Corp.

Axon Enterprise Inc.

Baker Hughes Co.

Bibby Financial Services Ltd.

Bolt Financial Inc.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP

BuzzFeed Inc.

C3.ai Inc.

CNOOC Limited

Cantor Fitzgerald

Cardiff Oncology Inc.

Chevron Corp.

CityMD

Clarkson PLC

ConocoPhillips Co.

Dell Technologies Inc.

Direct General Corp.

Dragos Inc.

Earthjustice

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc.

Getty Images Inc.

Glass Lewis & Co. LLC

Google LLC

Harley-Davidson Inc.

Hess Corp.

Iberdrola SA

Illumina Inc.

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Ironshore Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

LanzaTech Inc.

Law School Admission Council Inc.

LinkedIn Corp.

Lloyds Bank PLC

Los Angeles Times

Meta Platforms Inc.

Miami Dolphins

Mithun Inc.

Moelis & Co.

National Propane Gas Association

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Native American Rights Fund Inc.

Olo Inc.

Pacific Legal Foundation

Philadelphia Bar Association

Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

RedBird Capital Partners

Sierra Club

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Stitch Fix Inc.

Tesla Inc.

TransCanada Corporation

University of Virginia

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

Warburg Pincus LLC

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Federal Reserve System

Federal Trade Commission

Food and Drug Administration

Hopi Tribe

Internal Revenue Service

National Credit Union Administration

National Labor Relations Board

Navajo Nation

Pueblo of Zuni

Serious Fraud Office

U.S. Attorney's Office

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

Ute Indian Tribe

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe