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Duty of care

Bradley v. Armstrong Rubber Co.

The court affirms in part and reverses in part a district court decision on trespass, nuisance, strict liability, and negligence claims brought by property owners in Mississippi against a tire factory for the alleged release of carbon...

Cooper Indus., Inc. v. Agway, Inc.

The court holds that a manufacturer is liable for response costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for dumping scrap steel and aluminum at a Superfund site. The court also grants...

Integrated Waste Servs., Inc. v. Akzo Nobel Salt, Inc.

The court holds that the owner of a salt mine is not liable to the owners of the surface estate for damage that the mine suffered during a collapse and innundation, but may be liable for damages caused by subsidence of the surface...

Dombrowski v. Gould Elecs., Inc.

The court holds that property owners' negligence, nuisance, and trespass claims against a battery crushing and lead processing plant in their neighborhood are time barred. The court first holds that their negligence claim is barred by...

Jones v. Texaco, Inc.

The court holds that the owners of a contaminated site may not recover damages for negligence, gross negligence, or strict liability from an oil company that previously owned the site and used it to dispose of oil-field waste. The court...

325-343 E. 56th St. Corp. v. Mobil Oil Corp.

The court dismisses strict liability, negligence, and trespass claims that a past owner of a site containing corroded underground gasoline storage tanks brought against another past owner and the successors to past lessees of the site....

In re TMI

The court holds that the operators of the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor violated their duty of care to the public by releasing, during a 1979 accident at the facility, radiation in levels exceeding federal standards for...

O'Neal v. Department of the Army

The court holds that landowners whose wells were contaminated by toxic chemicals migrating from a U.S. Army aircraft maintenance facility failed to prove that the Army was negligent, and that they were entitled to medical monitoring...

O'Conner v. Commonwealth Edison Co.

The court holds that a nuclear facility employee's state suit for damages based on personal injury allegedly caused by exposure to unsafe dosages of radiation was constitutionally removed to federal court under the Price-Anderson...