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Black Horse Lane Assocs. v. Dow Chem. Corp.

The court affirms a district court order that dismissed a current property owner's contracts, implied covenant of good faith, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) claims against the previous...

Marathon Oil Co. v. United States

The court holds that the Outer Banks Protection Act's (OBPA's) temporary moratorium on oil exploration did not cause the United States to breach outer continental shelf (OCS) oil and gas leases with two oil companies. The court first...

Briggs & Stratton Corp. v. Concrete Sales & Servs.

The court holds that under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the former owners of a contaminated site in Georgia are liable for the disposal of hazardous waste at the site. A potentially...

Gilroy Canning Co. v. California Canners & Growers

The court holds that a canning company may seek cleanup and abatement costs from the former owner of its canning operation site under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The court first holds that the canning company's...

Davis Oil Co. v. TS, Inc.

The court holds that under Louisiana law, the successor to a former oil company is directly liable for the cleanup costs of an abandoned oil lease site. When the original lessee conveyed to the company an oil and gas lease, the company...

Tamarind Resort Assocs. v. Government of the Virgin Islands

The court affirms that the denial of a Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) permit did not breach a contract between a developer and the government of the Virgin Islands allowing for the development of an island off the coast of St....

U.S. Postal Serv. v. Phelps Dodge Ref. Corp.

The court rescinds a contract under which a metal refining company sold a contaminated site in Queens, New York, to the U.S. Postal Service. Applying New York law, the court first holds that breach of contract can be grounds for...

Sumitomo Mach. Corp. of Am. v. AlliedSignal, Inc.

The court reverses a district court decision that an agreement requiring a company to remediate contaminated property its predecessor sold does not require the property's purchaser to execute deed restrictions limiting future property...

HM Holdings, Inc. v. Rankin

The court holds that the presence of hazardous waste on industrial property that a company sold to an individual does not breach any express or implied warranties. The court first finds that the purchase and sale agreement contains no...

Gopher Oil Co. v. Union Oil Co. of Cal.

The court holds that a vendor of property contaminated by petroleum products fraudulently misrepresented the property's contamination to the purchaser, and the vendor is 100 percent liable for cleanup costs. The court first holds that...