Environmental and Land Use Law

Updates on Environmental and Land Use Law in New England and the US from Anderson & Kreiger LLP

Archive for July, 2014

Posted In: Insurance

If a Tree Falls in a Forest, Is It an Occurrence?

Not If You Cut More Trees Than Called For in Your Contract. That’s Faulty Workmanship, Not an Accident, Massachusetts Appeals Court Rules; Business Risk Exclusions Also Bar Coverage. In light…

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Posted In: Real Estate

State Statutes Can Help Polluters: Supreme Court CERCLA Preemption Case Could Apply in Massachusetts

For Massachusetts hazardous waste sites, a new Supreme Court case may apply to bar some contamination claims. CTS Corporation v. Waldburger holds that state statutes of repose – unlike state statutes…

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Posted In: DEP, Renewable Energy

Massachusetts’ Food Waste Ban – Are You Ready?

Massachusetts regulations banning commercial food waste disposal take effect this coming October 1. (See our blog post last fall for more detail about the scope of the waste ban.) Colleges…

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