Tag Archives: Environmental Law

Developer gets $930K verdict in environmental cleanup dispute (access required)

A jury has awarded a real estate development company more than $930,000 plus attorney's fees in a breach-of-contract action centering on an environmental cleanup in Richland County. Plaintiff Ginn-LA University Club Ltd. claimed defendant Amelia Capital III breached a contract for the sale of The University Club Golf Club, a 239-acre real estate development in Blythewood. The plaintiff claimed the contract required Amelia Capital to pay the cost of cleaning up hazardous waste on the property.

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Guest Commentary: Has Congress abdicated climate change to the courts?

Prolonged heat waves last summer in North America and Northern Europe, sparking massive fires in Russia, occurring simultaneously with unprecedented flooding in Asia and parts of interior Europe, have been cited by many as examples of the prophecy of global warming becoming reality. Vindication, perhaps, after a cold and snowy winter left many skeptical that global warming was real. Is climate change flexing its muscles?

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