Reuters – California and 18 other states said they would sue to stop a Trump administration proposal to weaken Obama-era federal fuel efficiency standards.
The Washington Post – Environmentalists called the decision a major blow against the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline, which is being built from West Virginia though the rugged terrain of far Southwest Virginia.
TSN – A lawyer for former players who have filed lawsuits against the National Hockey League said plaintiffs in the case would not appeal a judge’s July 13 decision to deny the players’ motion to proceed as a class action.
Nature – Gene-edited crops should be subject to the same stringent regulations as conventional genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Europe’s highest court ruled today.
The National Law Review – US District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson has denied the class-action status sought by a potential class of several thousand current and former players suing the NHL alleging that the league was negligent in its care and prevention of head trauma.
Bloomberg – A US judge threw out New York’s lawsuit seeking to hold five of the world’s biggest oil companies financially responsible for contributing to climate change.
Bloomberg – Two pharmaceutical companies say the real culprits in the opioids epidemic are illegal dealers of the painkillers and want them to be on the hook financially for any damages potentially assessed against drugmakers.