Florida Court Rulings Show Importance of Exclusion Wording

Linda D. Garrow

Two recent decisions from the Florida appellate courts highlight the ambiguous nature of water damage claims and lawsuits and how they are interpreted by the courts. In Geovera Specialty Insurance Company v. Graig Glasser, 4DCA No. 4D20-2001 (2/16/2022),the 4th District Court of Appeal held that the trial court erred in […]

Court Strikes Down Pennsylvania Lawyer Speech Code

Linda D. Garrow

Today’s decision in Judge Chad Kenney (E.D. Pa.) in Greenberg v. Goodrich holds unconstitutional the revised Pennsylvania Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g): It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to: … in the practice of law, knowingly engage in conduct constituting harassment or discrimination based upon race, sex, gender identity […]

Supreme Court tees up wetlands fight that could cuff EPA

Linda D. Garrow

The Supreme Court’s decision today to take a fresh look at the scope of the Clean Water Act could impair EPA’s ability to protect isolated wetlands and ephemeral and intermittent streams. It’s the latest brawl the high court has agreed to tackle with the potential to reshape national environmental policy. […]