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Employers Ins. of Wausau v. United States

The court holds that the discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) bars an insurer's claim that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials acted tortiously in ordering the insurer to clean up a...

Jaffrey, Town of v. Fitzwilliam, Town of

The court declines to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over state-law claims in an action brought by a municipal owner of a contaminated landfill asserting two Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (...

Patz v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co.

The court affirms a district court decision that an insurance policy's pollution exclusion and owner exclusion clauses do not bar the policy's coverage of the insureds' costs of complying with a government order to clean up contaminated...

Metro Wastewater Reclamation Dist. v. Continental Casualty Co.

The court holds that the insurers of a local sewage authority are not required to defend the authority against claims brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under §122 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...

CPC Int'l, Inc. v. Aerojet-General Corp.

Applying Michigan law to an insurance dispute, the court adopts the doctrines of known-risk and loss-in-progress, and denies coverage because the insured's environmental director knew or reasonably should have known of a substantial...

Montana Pole & Treating Plant v. I.F. Laucks & Co.

The court affirms a district court decision that Montana's two-year statute of limitations for property damage claims bars claims by a Superfund site owner against manufacturers of chemicals discarded by the owner on the site. The court...

Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co.

The court holds that a tank truck company is not entitled to summary judgment on claims against its insurers for indemnification of costs resulting from a government action against it under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...

Ray Indus., Inc. v. Liberty Mut. Ins.

The court holds that a letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notifying a potentially responsible party (PRP) that it may be liable for cleanup costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...

Macias v. Kerr-McGee Corp.

The court holds that a lawsuit by individuals against a chemical company for damages based on injuries resulting from exposure to thorium-containing fill material was properly removed to federal court, because the chemical company...

Soo Line R.R. v. B.J. Carney & Co.

The court holds that the owner of a Minnesota site contaminated with hazardous substances has stated a cause of action, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Minnesota...