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Consent decrees

United States v. Alcoa, Inc.

The Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court order giving an aluminum company more time to build a power plant than originally agreed to in a consent decree that resolved alleged Clean Air Act violations at the company's manufacturing plant....

United States v. Caterpillar, Inc.

The court denies heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers' motions to modify consent decrees they entered into with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to settle claims that they violated the Clean Air Act and its implementing...

United States v. Amoco Chem. Co.

The court holds that neither an amended Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) consent decree between a waste handler and the United States nor a previous trust agreement with other CERCLA...

United States v. New York, City of

The court approves a consent decree that resolves the claims brought by federal and state governments against New York City under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the state sanitary code and that requires the city to provide...

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. v. EPA

The court affirms the dismissal of a steel company's petition for dispute resolution under a consent decree between the company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning a surface impoundment at the company's...

United States v. DiBiase

The court affirms a district court approval of a consent decree that requires a sewage authority to pay 85 percent of the removal costs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) incurred at a site where the authority had deposited...

United States v. Ekco Housewares, Inc.

The court holds that a bakeware manufacturing company violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and a consent agreement by failing to establish financial assurance for closure, and violated the agreement by failing to...

Intel Corp. v. Hartford Accident & Indem. Co.

The court holds that a computer circuit manufacturer is entitled to reimbursement under its comprehensive general liability insurance policy of expenses incurred pursuant to a government consent decree requiring it to clean up toxic...

United States v. Envirite Corp.

The court vacates a consent decree that required a waste treatment and disposal company to pay a $ 60,000 civil penalty for violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) because the government wrongfully withheld...