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David C. Higney
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GKH environmental and litigation attorney participating in the Tennessee Bar Association’s Environmental Law Forum
January 30, 2019

GKH environmental and litigation attorney David Higney is a panel leader for discussion regarding "Emerging Contaminants" .

David C. Higney
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Are Aerosol Cans the next federal Universal Waste to be recycled?
March 30, 2018

EPA proposes a new rule to redefine hazardous waste aerosol cans as “Universal Wastes,” a classification the agency believes can enhance recycling if it applies the lower standard to discarded aerosol cans.

​Georgia One Step Closer to “Drawing a Line” in Boundary Dispute with Tennessee
March 29, 2018

For over a century, the border running between Georgia and Tennessee has been the subject of debate between the two states.Georgia claims that its northern border, which is essentially a straight line that separates Georgia from Tennessee and North Carolina, should be placed approximately one mile further north than it currently stands.

Married Young: The Status of Child Marriage in Tennessee
March 16, 2018

With the mass shooting on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the debate over gun control currently led by our nation’s children, the issue of the safety and well-being of our nation’s children has been at the forefront of our collective concern and media attention. Recently, the issue of child marriage and related legislation has been in the news in Tennessee, along with a surprisingly controversial bill to ban child marriage.

Chattanooga Properties Subject to EPA’s Superfund Cleanup Program. How Does This Affect Superfund Sites for Property Owners?
February 22, 2018

In early January 2018, in case you were not aware, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed the Southside Chattanooga Lead Site to be added to the Superfund Program’s National Priorities List (“NPL”). Superfund, as established by Congress in 1980, investigates and cleans up sites in the United States that have been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for cleanup because the site poses a risk to human health and/or the environment. When a site is on the NPL, it undergoes a comprehensive evaluation to determine the nature and extent of contamination, an estimation of current and future risks, an analysis of cleanup alternatives, and the design and construction of the selected cleanup plan. Sites placed on the NPL are eligible to receive federal funding for long-term cleanup. EPA deletes sites from the NPL once all response actions are complete and all cleanup goals have been achieved.

H. Wayne  Grant
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NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED
March 12, 2012

In KOVACS-WHALEY v. WELLNESS SOLUTIONS, INC. ET AL., No. M2011-00089-COA-R3-CV decided March 16, 2012, the Tennessee Court of Appeals held that Defendants were not entitled to summary judgment on a breach of contract claim because a jury could ultimately decide that Plaintiff's objection to the stock appraiser chosen by Defendants was reasonable. This case highlights the perils of including provisions of mutuality and reasonableness in Shareholders' Agreements, or as we like to say, "no good deed goes unpunished."

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