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In re St. Lawrence Corp.

The court holds that a bankruptcy court correctly allowed a Chapter 7 trustee to abandon real property of the bankruptcy estate over a state environmental agency's objection. The agency argued that although a trustee may abandon...

Jones v. Chemetron Corp.

The court affirms a bankruptcy court decision holding that the toxic tort claims brought by neighborhood plaintiffs against a bankrupt manufacturing facility had accrued prior to the bankruptcy bar and that the plaintiffs failed to...

In re Eagle-Picher Indus., Inc.

The court vacates a bankruptcy court's order disallowing a current property owner's claim for contribution against a bankrupt prior owner of contaminated property. During pendency of an appeal concerning whether the current owner's...

Pennsylvania Dep't of Envtl. Resources v. Tri-State Clinical Labs., Inc.

The court holds that punitive criminal fines imposed against a bankrupt laboratory for post-bankruptcy petition conduct that violated the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act are not administrative expenses that receive priority...

Louisiana Dep't of Envtl. Quality v. Crystal Oil Co.

The court holds that bankruptcy discharges a state environmental agency's environmental liability claims against an oil company believed to be the successor to the owner of an abandoned oil site where hazardous substances had been...

Ohio Forestry Ass'n v. Sierra Club

The Court holds that an environmental group's challenge to a U.S. Forest Service land and resource management plan (LRMP) for Wayne National Forest in Ohio is not yet ripe for review. The environmental group brought suit alleging that...

In re Eagle-Picher Indus., Inc.

The court holds that a corporation's contingent claims for environmental cleanup costs associated with real property it purchased from a potentially responsible party (PRP) that filed for bankruptcy are claims for reimbursement and...

In re Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pac. R.R.

The court holds that a contribution claim under the 1989 Washington state Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) against a railroad reorganized in bankruptcy is not subject to a 1985 claims bar date. The claim arose out of an environmental...

In re L.F. Jennings Oil Co.

The court holds that a bankruptcy court's order allowing a trustee to abandon a contaminated site that was part of the bankrupt estate did not violate the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Midlantic National Bank v. New Jersey...

In re Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pac. R.R.

The court holds that a company's indemnification claims for state and federal liability incurred for the cleanup of pollution on property it purchased from a bankruptcy trustee are barred by the debtor's reorganization plan's bar date...