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Products Liability Series: Is There a Defense Where a Plaintiff Altered a Product?
Category: Products Liability
Is there a defense where a plaintiff altered a product? Yes. In an Arkansas products liability claim, the plaintiff must prove that the product was supplied by the defendant in a defective condition. AMI 1008. “If a product is not unreasonably dangerous at the time it leaves the control of the…
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Biosolids Biennial Report No. 9: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publishes Biennial Congressionally Required Report on Federal Sewage Sludge Standards
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published the 9th Biennial Report titled: Biosolids Biennial Report No. 9 (“Report No. 9”) Biennial reports are required by federal legislation found in Section 405(d)(2)(C) of the Clean Water Act. Addressed in Report No. 9 are the sewage…
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Stormwater Flow/Adjacent Properties: Complaint for Injunctive/Emergency Relief Filed in Garland County, Arkansas, Circuit Court
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
A Complaint in Equity for Injunctive Relief and for Emergency Relief (“Complaint”) was filed on January 26th in the Circuit Court of Garland County, Arkansas, (Civil Division) addressing stormwater flow between two adjacent Garland County properties. See Case No.: 26CV-2022-______ DIV.____. The…
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Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program: Occupation Safety and Health Administration Announces Revisions
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced in a January 27th news release revisions to its Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (“Dust Program”). See Directive No.: CPL 03-00-008. The effective date of the revised Dust Program is January 30th. OSHA states the…
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Implementing the 2021 Recommended Clean Water Act Section 304(a) Ambient Water Quality Criteria to Address Nutrient Pollution in Lakes and Reservoirs: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publishes Draft FAQs
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Water published a draft document titled: Frequently Asked Questions: Implementing the 2021 Recommended Clean Water Act Section 304(a) Ambient Water Quality Criteria to Address Nutrient Pollution in Lakes and Reservoirs (“FAQs”) …
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