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Fourth Circuit Provides Further Guidance on Jurisdiction for Climate Change Lawsuits

Fourth Circuit Provides Further Guidance on Jurisdiction for Climate Change Lawsuits

In the wake of a recent landmark decision by a federal appellate court in regard to where climate change lawsuits should be litigated, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has provided further guidance as to how federal courts may address attempts to have these cases litigated at the federal level. SHJ senior counsel Brandon Winchester discusses.

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Texas Vineyards Win Significant Procedural Victory in Chemical Drift Litigation

In June 2021, SHJ filed suit on behalf of 57 Texas High Plains vineyards seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from Bayer-Monsanto and BASF. While Bayer-Monsanto and BASF removed the lawsuit to a federal multidistrict litigation pending in Missouri, a U.S. district judge announced that the case would be sent back to the Texas state court where it was originally filed.

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On the Right Track: From BigLaw to Boutique

On the Right Track: From BigLaw to Boutique

Partner Persis Dean joined SHJ in 2015 after six years as in-house counsel for Exxon Mobil Corporation and three at Vinson & Elkins. Recently elected to the partnership, she is poised to help lead the firm through its most rapid growth period yet. Here, Dean discusses what it’s like to be a working parent in corporate law, her approach to mentoring, and the benefits of boutique firm life.

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