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Barrous v. BP P.L.C.

A district court held that the owner of a restaurant may seek prospective damages, and possibly punitive damages, against an oil company for damages stemming from a leaking UST at a neighboring gas station. To obtain prospective...

KB Home Ind., Inc. v. Rockville TBD Corp.

An Indiana appellate court held that the economic loss doctrine does not preclude a property owner from pursuing negligence claims against a company that previously operated a manufacturing site on adjacent property. If a plaintiff is...

June v. Union Carbide Corp.

The Tenth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing claims for alleged radiation injuries to residents of Uravan, Colorado, a former uranium and vanadium milling town owned and operated by two mining companies. The residents...

Santa Clara Valley Water Dist. v. Olin Corp.

The Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court decision holding that the U.S. government breached lease agreements it entered into with oil companies to explore for and develop oil and gas resources in the outer continental shelf off the...

Holdgrafer v. Unocal Corp.

A California appellate court reversed a lower court's award of $5 million in punitive damages against a pipeline company for trespass, nuisance, and negligence in connection with underground oil contamination that was caused by a leak...

Action Marine, Inc. v. Continental Carbon, Inc.

The court affirmed a lower court decision denying a manufacturing plant's post-trial motion for judgment as a matter of law in a case involving the plant's alleged emission of "carbon black" into the air that darkened property owners'...

Racicky v. Farmland Indus., Inc.

The court holds that a jury properly found that a feed company negligently provided feed advice to a Nebraska dairy farmer and that the farmer was entitled to lost market value damages, but that the jury improperly awarded lost profits...

National Tel. Coop. Ass'n v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

The court holds that a building owner failed to prove that a neighboring service station was negligent in performing environmental remediation and, thus, reverses and vacates a district court's judgment in favor of the building owner....

In re Collins

The court denies individuals' petition for a writ of mandamus directing a judicial panel on multidistrict litigation to remand the individuals' punitive damages claims for asbestos exposure for trial together with their personal injury...

Canal Barge Co. v. Torco Oil Co.

The court affirms a magistrate judge's decision awarding an oil transporter $90,766 for damages arising from hazardous sludge loaded onto the transporter's barge by the seller of spent lube oil. The seller contracted with the...