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Justices Revive Fast Pipeline Permits, Not for Keystone XL (1)

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reinstate streamlined permitting for pipelines across the country, except for Keystone XL. The decision is a relief for developers working on other pipelines but means prolonged delays for the TC Energy Corp. project.

Ford Loses Bid to Arbitrate Defective Transmission Claims

Ford Motor Co. waived its right to arbitrate and otherwise doesn’t have standing to invoke an arbitration provision in a case as part of a multi-district dispute over an allegedly faulty PowerShift transmission, a California federal court ruled.

ANALYSIS: ESG Regulation Flux Opens Door for States

As companies explore the best methods for disclosing and reporting environmental, social, and governance matters, they have been met mostly with silence from the SEC. As a result, progress toward broader application of ESG principles has moved forward in a piecemeal combination of voluntary reporting and disclosure frameworks, investor engagement, and limited legislation at the state level.

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Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses

Covid-19 has legal teams exploring whether to turn to a rarely tested section of their contracts: the force majeure, or act of god, clause.

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