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Hart v. Bayer Corp.

The court holds that a district court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over crop owners' state-law claims against various pesticide corporations and, thus, the corporations improperly removed the claims to federal court. The court...

United States v. Alpine Land & Reservoir Co.

The court holds that a district court did not abuse its discretion in enjoining a state court from proceeding with appeals concerning a state engineer's grant of a water rights transfer application to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

Leisnoi, Inc. v. United States

The court affirms a district court decision that it lacked initial subject matter jurisdiction over a native village corporation's action to quiet title against the United States in property conveyed to the corporation under the Alaska...

United States v. Power Eng'g Co.

The court holds that a metal refinisher must provide $3.5 million in financial assurances for proper closure of a hazardous waste facility in Colorado. The federal government secured a district court injunction ordering the refinisher...

Rosette, Inc. v. United States

The court holds that a greenhouse's geothermal resources ownership claim is time barred by the Quiet Title Act's (the Act's) 12-year statute of limitations. The court first holds that the Quiet Title Act provides the greenhouse's...

Molinary v. Powell Mountain Coal Co.

The court holds that the citizen suit provision of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), §520(f), provides a federal cause of action for the recovery of damages resulting from violation of state regulations that are a...

Torres v. Southern Peru Copper Corp.

The court holds that a district court properly dismissed a class action brought by Peruvian citizens alleging injuries from a U.S. corporation's copper smelting and refining operations in Peru. The court first holds that the district...

Missouri v. United States

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not violate the U.S. Constitution's Tenth Amendment or Spending Clause by imposing Clean Air Act (CAA) offset and highway sanctions against Missouri for its failure...

General Atomics v. NRC

The court holds that a district court lacked jurisdiction over a parent corporation's challenge to a pending U.S. Nuclear Regualatory Commission (NRC) hearing to determine whether the company was liable for cleanup costs at the facility...

Citizens Awareness Network v. NRC

The court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to hear a citizen group's request for a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to prevent further implementation of the early component removal plan for...