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Natural Resources Defense Council v. Winter

The Ninth Circuit remanded a lower court's award of enhanced attorney fees in favor of an environmental group that sued the U.S. Navy for violating certain environmental laws in connection with its use of mid-frequency active sonar in...

Citizens Against Pollution v. Ohio Power Co.

A district court awarded an environmental group attorneys fees, expert fees, and costs in connection with its underlying Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and Emergency Planning Right-To-Know Act...

Wagner Farms, Inc. v. Modesto Irrigation Dist.

The court reversed an award of costs that a lower court made to an irrigation district after denying farmers' petition for a writ of mandate to enforce the California Environmental Quality Act with respect to a proposal to construct...

Colusa, County of v. California Wildlife Conservation Bd.

The court upheld the award of attorney fees in favor of a county in a case involving a state agency's proposal to convert agricultural land into wildlife habitat. Although the action was ultimately dismissed, the county's action...

Bricks, Inc. v. EPA

The court upholds the denial of a company's request for attorneys fees stemming from an unsuccessful U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action against it for discharging dredge and fill material into wetlands without a permit....

Citizens Legal Envtl. Action v. Premium Standard Farms, Inc.

The Eighth Circuit denied an environmental group's request for attorneys fees in an action stemming from violations of federal environmental laws because the group planned on keeping the money for itself. The group was originally...

Loggerhead Turtle v. County Council of Volusia County, Fla.

The court holds that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Buckhannon Board & Care Home, Inc. v. West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, 532 U.S. 598 (2001), did not prohibit the use of the catalyst test as...

United States v. Pepper's Steel & Alloys, Inc.

The court certifies to the Florida Supreme Court the question of whether an insured is entitled under state law to an award of attorney fees incurred in enforcing a settlement agreement against an insurer. A steel company sought to...

Dubois v. Department of Agric.

The court affirms a district court's denial of attorneys fees to an individual who prevailed in his challenge to the U.S. Forest Service's decision to expand a ski area in a national forest. The individual brought suit claiming that the...

U & I Sanitation v. Columbus, City of

The court holds that a sanitation company that successfully challenged a city's waste hauler ordinance under the dormant Commerce Clause should be awarded $29,720.20 in attorney fees and expenses. The company sought $42,285.75 in...