Appeals Court Allows Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction to Continue

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has overruled a trial court and allowed construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline to continue.  In allowing construction to continue, the appellate court stated that it is likely that the district judge’s decision to stop construction was an “abuse of discretion.” The case involves claims […]

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Texas Supreme Court Holds Manager Personally Liable for Environmental Penalties

In State of Texas v. Morello, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a mid-level appellate court and reinstated a trial court’s judgment making Bernard Morello personally liable for approximately $400,000 in civil penalties for environmental violations. The Company’s History of Permit Violations Morello had been the sole member and manager of While Lion Holdings, a limited liability company.  […]

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