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March 17, 2015

In the News Today – March 17, 2015

West Virginia lawmakers passed a prolific 261 bills in a Republican-led legislative session that ended Saturday, including a number of key legal reform bills. (Charleston Daily Mail)

The federal government announced plans to appeal a January decision to cap BP Exploration and Production Inc.’s potential Clean Water Act Fines related to the 2010 oil spill at $13.7 million. The government initially sought an $18 billion fine. (Law360)

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin denied Chevron Puerto Rico LLC’s bid for summary judgment of a site in Ponce, Puerto Rico regarding MTBE contamination, despite the company’s argument that the substance has never been detected in wells on its sites. (Law360)

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