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Antero Resources Corp. v. Strudley

The Colorado Supreme Court held that state law does not allow a trial court to issue a modified case management order, such as a "Lone Pine" order, that requires a plaintiff to present prima facie evidence in support of a claim...

Chevron Corp.

The Third Circuit reversed a lower court order granting an oil company's application...

Chevron Corp.

The Third Circuit, in a $113 billion lawsuit against an oil company concerning environmental pollution in the Amazon, affirmed in part and vacated in part a lower court order granting the oil company's application to engage in...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Prods. Liab. Litig.

A district court held that a research institute must turn over documents relating to its methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) study to one of the plaintiffs in a consolidated multidistrict case against several gasoline companies for...

Burlington N. & Santa Fe Ry. Co. v. U.S. Dist. Court for the Dist. of Mont.

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court discovery ruling ordering a railroad company to produce documents in an underlying action in which landowners allege that the railway intentionally dumped toxic materials on their property. The...

Wiwa v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

The Fifth Circuit reversed a district court's denial of a motion to compel attendance and produce documents and its quashing of a subpoena directed to a non-party witness in a class action suit alleging that oil companies cooperated...

Black Horse Lane Assocs. v. Dow Chem. Corp.

The court affirms a district court order that dismissed a current property owner's contracts, implied covenant of good faith, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) claims against the previous...

Martinez v. American Oil & Supply Co.

The court holds that a magistrate judge properly granted summary judgment to a cleaning solvent manufacturer whose product allegedly caused an apparatus cleaner to suffer from chest pain, burning in his lungs, and shortness of breath....

Acuna v. Brown & Root Inc.

The court holds that the Price-Anderson Act conferred federal jurisdiction on a district court in a removal action where individuals alleged tortious injury arising from uranium mining. In two separate class action suits, over 1,000...

EPA v. General Elec. Co.

The court holds that although a subpoena duces tecum issued by a manufacturer against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce certain discovery documents in a lawsuit in which it was not a party is barred by sovereign...