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May 6, 2022

Risky Business: Data centers

Source: AXA XL Data centers Data centers have become “mission critical” components within the world economy. With more individuals working  remotely, and their subsequent reliance on the “cloud”, along with the seemingly infinite demand for storage space  and processing power, the rate of new data center construction projects has grown steadily. It is estimated that […]

May 6, 2022

Risky Business: Curtain walls

Source: AXA XL Curtain walls A curtain wall is an exterior façade wall system that is attached to a building structure, often serving as a weather  barrier, but is not a structurally load-bearing building component. Demand for increasingly ornate, intricately  designed and energy efficient curtain wall systems in today’s construction market has grown dramatically and […]

May 6, 2022

Risky Business: Gypsum cement pourable floor underlayment

Source: AXA XL Gypsum Cement Gypsum cement is an effective pourable underlayment available to contractors worldwide, commonly used in an  array of residential and commercial vertical building applications. Gypsum cement is often used as an alternative to  standard concrete, given its faster curing times, lighter weight, on-site mixing, and self-leveling properties. Potential Concerns Lack of […]

May 5, 2022

State, feds sue North Dakota pipeline operator after 2016 spill leaked 600,000 gallons of oil

Source: https://billingsgazette.com/, May 4, 2022 By: Amy R. Sisk The state of North Dakota and the federal government are suing a pipeline operator over a 600,000-gallon oil spill that contaminated the Little Missouri River and a tributary in 2016. The federal lawsuit filed against Belle Fourche Pipeline this week also names Bridger Pipeline as a […]

May 5, 2022

Dane County sues firefighting foam makers over ‘forever chemicals’ contamination at Madison airport

Source: https://www.jsonline.com/, May 4, 2022 By: Laura Schulte Dane County is pursuing legal action against more than 30 manufacturers of firefighting foam containing “forever chemicals” in an effort to recover money spent monitoring and removing the chemicals from the Madison airport. The county last week filed the suit against the manufacturers of foam containing PFAS, including […]

May 5, 2022

Middlesex Water Company Takes Further Action to Protect Customers; Impleads 3M into Class Action Lawsuit

Source: https://www.globenewswire.com/May 4, 2022 Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX) today impleaded 3M Company as a third-party defendant in a current class action lawsuit in the Superior Court of New Jersey (Vera v. Middlesex Water). Middlesex Water Company has taken this action in addition to a separate lawsuit Middlesex Water initiated against the 3M Company in the […]

May 4, 2022

Two Companies Sued Over Environmental Pollution Contribution

Source: https://lawstreetmedia.com/, May 3, 2022 By: Kendall Heebink A suit was filed on Monday in the District of New Jersey by plaintiff Weston Solutions, Inc. and defendants EPEC Polymers, Inc. and Gredel Properties, LLC. The complaint for declaratory relief and apportionment of responsibility is over the defendant’s alleged violations of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and […]

May 4, 2022

This ‘forever chemical’ could be a game changer for environmental liability

Source: https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/, March 28, 2022 By: Bethan Moorcraft Environmental officials announced in January 2022 that more than half a million residents of New Jersey had been exposed to dangerous PFAS chemicals through dozens of community water systems. This breach of New Jersey’s drinking water standards – which were updated in 2020 with strict rules for […]

May 4, 2022

Soil vapor contamination delays Quito Village development

Source: https://www.mercurynews.com/, March 27, 2022 By: Hannah Kanik Soil vapor contaminants found at the Quito Village Shopping Center in Saratoga have delayed the site’s mixed use development project by more than a year, and cost the property owner about $5 million. Owners Sand Hill Property Company discovered chemicals commonly used in dry cleaning in the […]

May 3, 2022

The top 5 new environmental issues for commercial property owners or managers

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, January 14, 2022 By: Bernadette M. Rappold, Kerri L. Barsh, Christopher L. Bell, David G. Mandelbaum and Kaitlyn R. Maxwell, Greenberg Traurig LLP The Biden-Harris administration is quickly establishing new federal environment requirements affecting commercial property owners and managers. These requirements, along with changes occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, raise a host of […]

May 3, 2022

Florida sues DuPont, other companies over toxic firefighting foam

Source: https://www.tampabay.com/, May 3, 2022 By: Zachary T. Sampson Florida is suing the makers of certain firefighting foams, accusing them of polluting the environment and potentially sickening people with chemicals. Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office filed suit in mid-April in Hillsborough circuit court. The state’s lawyers accuse several businesses — including DuPont de Nemours Inc.; […]

May 3, 2022

Lead Paint Coverage Claim Bites the Dust

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, April 29, 2022 By: Gina M. Foran, William J. Baron and Philip R. Matthews, Duane Morris LLP Duane Morris lawyers helped secure a victory at the California Court of Appeal when the court held Tuesday that ConAgra’s insurers have no duty to indemnify ConAgra against a public nuisance action in which ConAgra was […]


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