| Apr 4, 2011
| 9:02 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Sixty years ago, a lawyer could make his career off the railroads.
These days, a more diverse portfolio is required.
In 1951, Newport Beach law firm Cummins & White was formed to serve a then-booming business in railroad law with...
| May 14, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Army engineers on Saturday opened a key spillway to allow the swollen Mississippi River to flood thousands of homes and crops but spare New Orleans and Louisiana's capital Baton Rouge.
The Army Corps of Engineers opened one of the 125 floodgates at the...
| May 15, 2011
| 1:43 PM
A day after Army engineers opened a key spillway to relieve flooding along the Mississippi River, residents of small Louisiana towns braced on Sunday for a surge of water that could leave thousands of homes and farms under as much as 20 feet of water....
| May 22, 2011
If your family budget is running on fumes, getting free fuel for the car is mighty appealing. But before you book your summer vacation hotel, check under the shiny hood of its offer to pay $10 or even $75 of your gas costs. Nothing is really free, and...
| Jan 22, 2012
Fed by a steady stream of coal barges, the aging power plants that loom over Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods are by far the city's largest industrial sources of climate change pollution.
No other polluter comes close to the 4.2...
| Jan 22, 2012
After sitting for a while on simmer, a legal battle between the Crescenta Valley Water District and a consortium of gas companies regarding contaminated groundwater is coming to a slow boil.
The 2007 case has been meandering through the court system,...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:20 PM
Lawyers for dozens of Baltimore County families suing Exxon Mobil Corp. closed a six-month trial Friday by arguing for punitive damages in a 2006 underground gasoline leak in Jacksonville, accusing the corporation of playing down the potential harm of the...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Poetry makes nothing happen.
So saidW.H. Auden.
Who never lived in Chicago.
Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 9:47 AM
The state's second-highest court has rejected much of a $147 million jury verdict that was awarded to hundreds of northern Baltimore County residents whose groundwater was contaminated by a gasoline leak at an Exxon station.
The Court of Special...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 6:58 PM
The cleanup is supposed to be done in 2014, nearly eight years after 26,000 gallons of gasoline contaminated the groundwater in a northern Baltimore County neighborhood, but there's no end in sight for the legal wrangling.
On Thursday, the state Court of...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:45 AM
In a recent article, Exxon Mobil Corporation's public relations team described its massive gasoline spill in the Jacksonville area of Baltimore County as an "unfortunate accident" ("Residents sort through ruling on Exxon spill jury verdict," Feb. 11)....