Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Recent cases

<> NO Gas Pipeline v. FERC - 7/1/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case Nos. 12-1470, 12-1474, 12-1475. Environmental plantiffs challenged a decision of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction of a natural gas pipeline connecting New York and New Jersey. The Panel said, ". . .we conclude that we do not have jurisdiction over any of the petitions, and we will therefore dismiss all without reaching the merits of any."

<> National Liab & Fire Ins Co. v. R & R Marine, Inc. - 7/1/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Case No. 10-20767. R&R Marine's liability insurer, National Liability & Fire Insurance Company (National), initiated this suit to disclaim liability under its policy for the the sinking of a vessel. The district court found that R&R was negligent and that National was liable for the ensuing damage. National and R&R appeal. The Panel said, "We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand for entry of judgment consistent with this opinion."

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