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National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) 2023 Summer Meeting Summary
Category: Insurance Regulatory
The Mitchell Williams Insurance Regulatory team of lawyers recently attended the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) 2023 Summer National Meeting which was held in Seattle, Washington. We have prepared a summary of the open sessions conducted over the course of the meeting…
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Tenth Circuit Holds that ERISA and Medicare Part D Preempt Oklahoma PBM Law
Category: Health Care, Insurance Regulatory
On August 15, 2023, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its opinion in Pharmaceutical Care Management Association v. Mulready (Mulready) holding that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and Medicare Part D preempted certain provisions of Oklahoma’s Patient’s Right…
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Get to Know Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma
Category: Community
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma was chosen as the 2023 Mitchell Williams Take Time To Give charity for the Northwest Arkansas market. We are excited to share the story of RMHC of Arkoma and their work in this interview with Marketing and Communications Manager Niesha Smith. Describe the…
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Stormwater Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Warrenton, North Carolina, Architectural Concrete Production Facility Enter into Expedited Settlement Agreement
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Cast Stone Systems, Inc. (“CSSI”) entered into a July 31st Expedited Settlement Agreement (“ESA”) addressing alleged violations of the Clean Water Act Industrial Stormwater Provisions. See Docket No.: CWA-04-2023-0303(b). CSSI operates a…
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When Competition Crosses the Line, Level the Playing Field with Unfair Competition Litigation
Category: Business, Employment, Litigation
By now almost everyone has read about or experienced the “great resignation” and its unprecedented levels of employee turnover. With that increased worker mobility, there has been a surge in unfair competition litigation, including non-compete, trade secret, trademark, copyright, patent, and…
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Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Blog

Transferability of Clean Energy Tax Credits/Inflation Reduction Act: American Clean Power Association Comments Addressing Proposed U.S. Department of Treasury Regulations
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) included provisions addressing the transferability of clean energy tax credits. Prior to the enactment of these IRA provisions, it was not possible to monetize federal tax credits generated by renewable energy projects outside of tax equity financing structures…
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National Priority List/Superfund: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposes Addition of Louisiana/Iowa/Illinois/Pennsylvania Sites
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed the addition of four sites to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“Superfund”) to the National Priority List (“NPL”). See 88 Fed. Reg. 61492. The four sites include: Lot 46 Valley gardens TCE…
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Arkansas Environmental Personnel Moves: Emily Finley Joins Beaver Watershed Alliance as Urban Watershed Specialist
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Beaver Watershed Alliance (“BWA”) announced that Ms. Emily Finley has joined the organization as an Urban Watershed Specialist. Ms. Finley’s responsibilities are stated to include: . . . assist with Low Impact Development projects, urban forestry, urban streamside work, and will help advance…
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Cryptocurrency Mining Facility/Natural Gas-Fired Electric Generating Plant: New York Administrative Law Judge Upholds Denial of Clean Air Act Title V Permit Renewal
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
A New York Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) issued a decision (Ruling on Issues and Party Status [“Decisions”]) upholding the State of New York Department of Conservation (“NYDEC”) decision to deny a Clean Air Act Title V permit renewal for Greenidge Generation, LLC (“GGL”). GGL had filed an…
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Air/FIFRA/TSCA Enforcement: United States Department of Justice Complaint Filed in Federal Court Against eBay, Inc. for Alleged Violations
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a September 27th news release stating that the United States Department of Justice filed a Complaint in United States District Court (Brookland, New York) (“Complaint”) on behalf of EPA against eBay, Inc. (“eBay”). The Complaint…
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