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Our esteemed partner, Norman Dupont, recently moderated a panel at the 85th Annual Conference of the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) event. The panel discussed the topic “Relatively (Im)permanent: The Changing Scope of the Clean Water Act.” With over four decades of environmental law practice and dozens of published articles on environmental law matters, Norm…

Two cases brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have recently made their way through the federal appellate court system that raise significant standing to sue issues and questions concerning the original intent of the ADA. An article by Ring Bender partner Norman Dupont about these cases was published in issues of Law360.com posted…

We are proud to announce that Ring Bender Partners Christine “Tina” Hein and Norman “Norm” Dupont have been recognized as among the Best Lawyers in America® 2024 – Tina for her work in Environmental Law, and Norm for his work in Environmental Law and Litigation – Enviornmental.  Tina and Norm were also recognized as among…

The US Supreme Court will consider claims of municipal authority clashing with those of the sober living business in City of Costa Mesa, California v. SoCal Recovery, LLC, et. al. No 23-71, a pending petition for certiorari to the High Court. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit set a new and low…

In the recent CERCLA decision, GP Vincent II v. Est. of Beard, No. 21-16555, 2023 WL 3488113 (9th Cir. May 17, 2023), the Ninth Circuit reversed a motion to dismiss finding that a settlement agreement limited to the cleanup of contamination that had migrated to an adjacent property did not bar claims between parties associated with…

We are proud to announce that our managing partner Christine “Tina” Hein has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as a top lawyer for environmental matters in Oregon.  Chambers and Partners has long been recognized as an independent organization noted for its meticulous processes for recognizing top attorneys in various practice areas. More about this…