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November 2013

What does “consent” to Arbitration Actually Mean?

West Virginia Supreme Court insists upon meaningful consent to arbitration agreement By Paul Bland, Senior Attorney On Twitter! @Pblandbland Too often, courts treat “consent” by consumers or employees to mandatory arbitration clauses as essentially a meaningless formality – so long as some language in some…

Little Blue Stops Running: Largest Coal Ash Dump in the Country May Cost Owner $150 Million to Clean Up, While EPA Ordered by D.C. Circuit to Craft Disposal Rules

By Richard Webster, Power-Cotchett Attorney, Environmental Enforcement Project Over the last month, three major events occurred that our victory at Little Blue Run either caused or encouraged that show how successful citizen suits against polluters have implications beyond the immediate relief obtained. This week, a…