ENVIRONMENTAL, ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES LAW2021-03-26T10:20:47-05:00

Environmental, Energy, & Natural Resources Law

The attorneys of Riess LeMieux have successfully defended manufacturers and distributors in mass litigation involving toxic torts. We also help clients solve — and often avoid — problems by providing a full range of legal services from regulatory and transactional advice through trial and appeal.  With many years’ experience in environmental law, energy law, and natural resources law, Riess LeMieux has developed a thorough understanding of these areas and an ability to address and resolve the unique issues and challenges that clients may face in these areas. Our multi-disciplinary approach allows efficient and comprehensive solutions for clients interested in, or impacted by, natural resources and environmental issues, such as:

  • NORM
  • CERCLA
  • Toxic torts
  • Wetlands
  • Permits
  • Mineral leases
  • Nuclear power plant emission

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Legal Update: Weber v. BNSF Railway Company (Feb. 2021)

A recent federal court decision reiterates the importance of employers enforcing employee attendance policies to defend against potential lawsuits.  In Weber v. BNSF Railway Company, the U.S. Fifth Circuit affirmed summary judgment disposing of an employee’s failure-to-accommodate claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), holding that regular worksite attendance, notwithstanding a diagnosis of epilepsy, was an essential job function.

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