Weekly Cases Update Volume 45, Issue 6

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Volume 45, Issue 12

ELR 20080A137680(Cal. Ct. App. 1st Dist., )

A California appellate court held that the state's water resources board did not violate state law when it voted 2-1 to increase water quality permit fees for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. When the board voted for the increase, two of the seats were vacant.

Keywords:
Quality, Water pollution
ELR 2008111-1428, 13-1076(D.C. Cir., )

The D.C. Circuit dismissed petitions challenging EPA's and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) coordinated rules governing the greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy of cars and trucks.

Keywords:
Auto emission standards, Fuels regulation, Ā§211
ELR 200782015 CO 26(Colo., )

The Colorado Supreme Court held that state law does not allow a trial court to issue a modified case management order, such as a "Lone Pine" order, that requires a plaintiff to present prima facie evidence in support of a claim before the plaintiff can exercise its full rights of discov

Keywords:
Discovery, Colorado, Toxic torts
ELR 2007914-CV-00887(E.D. La., )

A district court held that individuals who were not party to a 2008 settlement agreement between an oil company and more than 2,000 plaintiffs for personal injury claims as a result of oil operations are not entitled to the same settlement terms.

Keywords:
Settlement agreements