The U.S. District Court in the Western District of North Carolina recently held in Colony Insurance Co. v. Buckeye Fire Equipment Co. that an insurance company must defend personal injury
Continue Reading Duty to Defend: Under North Carolina Law, Insurer Must Defend Personal Injury Claims Arising from Direct Exposure to AFFF Despite “Hazardous Materials Exclusion” in CGL Policy

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“PADEP”) published for public comment its proposed update to the Chapter 250 regulations under the “Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards
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Updating our previous post, as of the April 6, 2020 issue of the New Jersey Register, NJDEP has not yet published its anticipated Final Rule setting drinking water and groundwater
Continue Reading Update on NJDEP Issuance of Final Drinking Water and Groundwater Cleanup Standards for PFOA and PFOS, Addition of PFOA and PFOS to Its List of Hazardous Substances, and Amendment of Other Rules Related to PFOA, PFOS and PFNA

Consistent with a Proposed Rule published on April 1, 2019, NJDEP will publish a Final Rule in the New Jersey Register (possibly as soon as April 6, 2020) [UPDATED
Continue Reading UPDATED 4/6/2020: NJDEP Issuing Final Drinking Water and Groundwater Cleanup Standards for PFOA and PFOS; Adding PFOA and PFOS to Its List of Hazardous Substances; and Amending Other Rules Related to PFOA, PFOS and PFNA