Historic Decision: “Indian Country”

Historic Decision: “Indian Country”

On July 9, 2020 the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision in the landmark case McGirt v. Oklahoma, voting 5-4 in favor of the Muscogee Nation.[1] Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered one of the most powerful pro-tribal decisions in the...
Boulder’s Climate Change Suit Sent Back to State Court

Boulder’s Climate Change Suit Sent Back to State Court

The Tenth Circuit recently held that a suit filed in Colorado state court by local governmental entities for global warming-related damages allegedly caused by oil and gas companies cannot be removed to federal court. Plaintiffs – the City of Boulder, Boulder County...

Does Your Business Interruption Insurance Cover COVID-19?

Many businesses that purchased commercial insurance policies may be wondering if they are covered for interruptions resulting from forced and voluntary closures as a result of COVID-19. Commercial insurance policies frequently include business interruption coverage...

Cert Petition Filed in U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. – A team led by Rudy E. Verner, filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court last week, and asked the Court to review a Ninth Circuit ruling which denies the leaders of the Pinoleville Pomo Nation the protections...

A Private Right of Action Comes to Privacy

By Rudy E. Verner and Jacob Scarr Now that the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) is in effect, businesses face even more risks around data breaches. Much like other privacy laws, the CCPA provides for enforcement by the California Attorney General’s office,...