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June 2022 Insurance Update: Recent Case Law Finding CGL Exclusions Apply to Biometric Information Privacy Claims

The Northern District of Illinois has issued several recent opinions addressing coverage disputes under commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies involving claims based on alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). This month’s ...

The PFAS Saga Continues - New Federal Advisory Levels More Stringent Than NJ Regulations

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new levels at which four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are considered safe in drinking water. The announcement included non-binding drinking water advisories for two new PFAS not previously regulated ...

EPA Proposed Water Rule May Delay or Limit Permit Approvals

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new Clean Water Act Section 401 rule, which may delay and/or limit federal approvals of projects that discharge into federally protected waters.  The proposed rule specifically provides states and tribes the power to grant or deny ...

NJDEP First State to Publish Highly Anticipated Environmental Justice Proposed Rules

On June 6, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published a rule proposal requiring the consideration of environmental justice issues and impacts on overburdened communities in the evaluation and issuance of certain environmental permits. The proposed ...

New York Considers Environmental Regulations for Cryptocurrency Mining

The New York State Legislature has passed a pair of bills in the Senate and Assembly that, if signed by Governor Kathy Hochul, would impose a two-year ban on issuing new air permits to cryptocurrency mining operators in New York.

Specifically, New York lawmakers, urged by environmental ...

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