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Abstention

Andrews v. Holly Township

The court holds that it must abstain from hearing a case brought by property owners who claimed that a county ordinance making the lake on which their property sits a "no wake" lake is invalid under the Michigan Natural Resources and...

Covanta Onondaga Ltd. v. Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency

The court abstains from hearing a breach of contract claim between a bankrupt company and a county resource recovery agency. The company and the agency entered into a solid waste disposal agreement, which included a bond requirement...

3883 Conn., L.L.C. v. District of Columbia

The court holds that although it has jurisdiction to hear an individual's claim for damages against a city for disrupting his construction project, the individual's due process rights were not violated. The individual was granted the...

United States v. Toyota Motor Corp.

The court denies a motion to dismiss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) suit against an automobile manufacturer under Clean Air Act (CAA) §203(a)(1) for introducing into commerce new motor vehicles that were materially...

Montclair Parkowners Ass'n v. Montclair, City of

The court holds that the federal courts can hear a trailer park association's claim that a local rent control ordinance regulating trailer parks effected an unconstitutional taking under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Because the...

Woodfeathers, Inc. v. Washington County, Or.

The court holds that a district court erred in failing to abstain under Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37 (1971), in a case challenging the constitutionality of an Oregon county's solid waste ordinance. A company charged with...

Anderson v. Farmland Indus., Inc.

The court holds that it has subject matter jurisdiction over an environmental group's Clean Air Act (CAA) citizen suit that alleged emission and reporting violations at a refinery. The court first holds that under CAA §304, the group...

Westfield, N.Y., Village of v. Welch's

The court holds that a district court abused its discretion by staying a village's action for a food processor's unpaid sewer user charges on the ground that there was a pending state court action addressing the same issue. The court...

Morton College Bd. of Trustees of Ill. Community College Dist. No. 527 v. Cicero, Town of

The court denies a motion to certify for immediate appeal its previous order holding that abstention was unwarranted in a college's Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and Resource Conservation and...

Dittmer v. Suffolk, County of

The court holds that a district court abused its discretion by abstaining from a case in which landowners challenge, on federal due process and equal protection grounds, a New York land use law restricting development on Long Island....