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Clean Water Act (CWA)

Wetlands Action Network v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it issued a permit to a developer that planned to fill wetlands for a mixed use development project in Los Angeles...

Save Our Wetlands v. Conner

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or act arbitrarily or capriciously in granting a developer a permit to fill wetlands abutting Lake Ponchatrain in...

Hoosier Envtl. Council, Inc. v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers properly granted a riverboat casino operator a Clean Water Act (CWA) and Rivers and Harbors Appropriations Act permit to construct and operate a riverboat gambling facility on the...

Palm Beach Isles Assocs. v. United States

The court holds that summary judgment was improvidently granted in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a suit brought by property owners who claimed that the Corps' refusal to grant the owners a Clean Water Act (CWA) §404...

Allens Creek/Corbetts Glen Preservation Group, Inc. v. Caldera

The court holds that the equitable doctrine of laches bars a community group's Administrative Procedure Act and Clean Water Act (CWA) claims seeking to prevent the permitted filling of a wetland and, hence, to stop further development...

United States v. Hagberg

The court holds that a district court erroneously dismissed an indictment charging an individual for knowingly disposing of domestic septage on a public contact site in violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The individual allegedly...

Jeffers v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

The court holds that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) preempts an employee's state-law claims against her employer regarding the labeling of pesticides, but FIFRA does not preempt state-law claims...

Board of Trustees of Painesville Township v. Painesville, City of

The court dismisses a township's and construction company's lawsuit against a city under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for failing to extend wastewater treatment services outside the city's boundary, even though the outlying area was...

United States v. Smithfield Foods, Inc.

The court upholds a district court decision finding the owner and operator of two swine slaughtering and processing plants in Virginia liable for violating its national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit and for...

Good v. United States

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' denial of a property owner's permit application to dredge and fill wetlands on his property in the Florida keys was not a taking. The court first holds that the U.S. Supreme Court...