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Casitas Mun. Water Dist. v. United States

The Federal Circuit denied the U.S. government's petition to rehear a case requiring the federal government to pay a water district for diverting water to protect endangered steelhead trout. A concurring judge explained that this case,...

Reichhold, Inc. v. United States Metals Ref. Co.

A district court denied a metal refining company's motion to dismiss as time barred Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) §107 claims filed against it. In the 1990s, the plaintiff and the...

Casitas Mun. Water Dist. v. United States

The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and remanded in part a lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the United States in a water district's breach of contract and takings suit against the government in connection with a...

Bangor, City of v. Citizens Communications Co.

The First Circuit affirmed a lower court's entry of a consent decree allocating certain responsibilities among a city, the state of Maine, and a telecommunications company for the cleanup of a contaminated river bed in Maine under the...

United States v. Carpenter

The Ninth Circuit vacated in part, reversed in part, and remanded a lower court decision denying environmental groups' request to intervene in a Quiet Title Act action concerning a county's use of a road on U.S. Forest Service land in...

International Tech. Corp. v. Secretary of the Navy

The Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that a contractor was not entitled to an award of costs or damages in its breach of contract claim against the government concerning the treatment of contaminated soil at a U.S. Navy...

Fort Edward v. United States

The Second Circuit upheld a consent decree between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a private company involving the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls from the Hudson River. A town where some of the work will be...

United States v. ExxonMobil Corp.

A district court held that a nonsettling potentially responsible party (PRP) may intervene in a consent decree between the United States and settling PRPs concerning the reimbursement of response costs incurred at the Beede Waste Oil...

Florida Evergreen Foliage v. E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co.

The court upheld a lower court decision denying a consortium of Florida growers' motions to amend their complaints against a fungicide manufacturer and entering summary judgment against them on their claims of fraudulent settlement,...

Casitas Mun. Water Dist. v. United States

The court held that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation did not breach its repayment contract with a municipal water district concerning a water reclamation project on the Ventura River in California when it required the district to build a...