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Agee v. Monsanto Co.

A district court granted an individual's motion to remand to state court her personal injury lawsuit against a chemical company and its successors for damages stemming from the unlawful disposal of dioxin and furan waste at a chemical...

Tosco Corp. v. Communities for a Better Env't

The court holds that, applying the "place of operations" test, a district court lacks federal diversity jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §1332 to hear a manufacturer's slander, libel, malicious prosecution, and equitable relief claims...

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...

In re Texas E. Transmission Corp. PCB Contamination Ins. Coverage Litig.

The court affirms a district court's exercise of jurisdiction over three actions arising from disputes over insurance coverage for the costs of cleaning up polychlorinated biphenyl contamination caused by the insured's operation of a...