Cruise Ships

The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that community organizations whose members own property in historic neighborhoods close to a proposed passenger cruise facility expansion in Charleston may pursue their claims against the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control and the state Ports Authority challenging the “propriety of state environmental authorizations.”

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Judge Denies Relief for Downstream Houston Flood Victims

A federal judge dismissed the claims of Houston residents seeking to hold the government liable for flooding their homes with Hurricane Harvey storm water released from two dams, finding there is no constitutional right to “perfect flood control.”

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Pipeline Fights Class Certification in California Oil Spill Suit

A company responsible for an oil spill that dumped more than 123,000 gallons of crude oil off the California coast in 2015 asked a judge Monday to decertify a federal class action brought by beachfront property owners and business owners seeking damages from the environmental disaster.

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Stan Lee’s Daughter Files Suit Against His Former Business Partners

The daughter of comic book legend Stan Lee filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles Thursday against the company responsible for marketing his image and intellectual properties, claiming that the founders of the company misappropriated his image and misled Lee into believing he had retained the rights to his name and likeness.

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