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Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel, Inc. v. Easton

The Supreme Court of Florida held that a state statute that allows suits for damages resulting from pollution creates a new strict liability cause of action and does not merely modify existing common-law causes of action that require...

Integrated Waste Servs., Inc. v. Akzo Nobel Salt, Inc.

The court holds that the owner of a salt mine is not liable to the owners of the surface estate for damage that the mine suffered during a collapse and innundation, but may be liable for damages caused by subsidence of the surface...

DRR, L.L.C. v. Sears, Roebuck & Co.

The court holds that a former owner of petroleum-contaminated property is not liable to the current owner on state-law claims of fraud and strict liability for the alleged expense of removing leaking underground storage tanks from the...

325-343 E. 56th St. Corp. v. Mobil Oil Corp.

The court dismisses strict liability, negligence, and trespass claims that a past owner of a site containing corroded underground gasoline storage tanks brought against another past owner and the successors to past lessees of the site....

Lamb v. Martin Marietta Energy Sys., Inc.

The court holds that the government contractor defense was available to an operator of a gaseous diffusion plant in an action by neighboring landowners for environmental contamination of their property, but that the operator failed to...

Soo Line R.R. v. B.J. Carney & Co.

The court holds that the owner of a Minnesota site contaminated with hazardous substances has stated a cause of action, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Minnesota...