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Billionaire Hohn Presses Moody’s, S&P Global on Emissions

Billionaire Chris Hohn said his hedge fund filed shareholder proposals requesting that credit-rating companies Moody’s Corp. and S&P Global Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc. disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and give shareholders a say in plans to reduce them.

Proposed $1.7 Million Taronis Stock Settlement Gets Early OK

A proposed $1.7 million class action settlement to resolve claims that officials at Taronis Technologies Inc. issued a fake press release announcing a deal with the city of San Diego to artificially raise its stock price has received preliminary approval from a federal court in Arizona.

Methanol Export Terminal’s Environmental Permits Suspended

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must take a more rigorous environmental review of a proposed methanol export facility on the Columbia River, including its effect on greenhouse gas emissions, and the permits the Corps originally issued must be vacated, a federal court in Washington said.

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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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