A federal court in Washington ruled that the government violated the Clean Water Act when it issued a certain permit relating to commercial shellfish aquaculture activities, because there is insufficient evidence to support the conclusion that it would have minimal adverse impacts on the environment.Read more
A federal court in Arizona certified a class of individuals who were “unlawfully dispersed” by the use of pepper spray and other chemical agents when police officers fired into an anti-Trump protest. The class is modified to include individuals who did not throw objects or attempt to breach the “free speech zone.”Read more
A federal court in Illinois dismissed a woman’s consumer fraud suit against a sunscreen maker. The woman felt defrauded by a label that directed her to shake the product “well” rather than “shake vigorously for 10 seconds,” but the court ruled there was little difference between the two directions.
A federal court in Washington D.C. ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers did not withhold any non-exempt records from the Center for Biological Diversity, which requested documents that were given to President Donald Trump’s transition team and relate to his campaign promise to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.Read more
Volkswagen must face a proposed class action suit brought by a bonds-purchaser who sold the bonds for a loss following the auto manufacturer’s emissions scandal, a federal court in California ruled. The claims are based on Volkswagen’s failure to disclose that it had secretly installed devices in cars to mask “unlawfully high emissions.”Read more