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White House Pressured NOAA Response to ‘Sharpiegate,’ IG Says

Political leaders at the White House and Commerce Department pressured the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to back up President Donald Trump’s false claims that Hurricane Dorian would strike Alabama, Commerce’s internal watchdog said in a report released Thursday evening.

Washington’s Clean Water Lawsuit is Too Late, Mine Owner Says

Water pollution claims from the state of Washington and a conservation organization against the owners of a mine are based on alleged violations that happened in the past and should be dismissed, the mine owners say in a motion filed in a Washington federal court.

Proposed $7 Million Statoil Royalties Settlement Gets Initial OK

A proposed $7 million class action settlement to resolve allegations that Statoil USA Onshore Properties underpaid royalties due under oil and gas leases in Pennsylvania has received preliminary approval, according to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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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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