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Extraordinary circumstances of manifest injustice, FRCP 60(b)(6)

F.P. Woll & Co. v. Fifth & Mitchell St. Corp.

A district court held that the possibility that a settlement might not be collected is neither extraordinary nor unexpected and is therefore insufficient to reopen its final award of damages in an environmental contamination case. The...

United States v. Pauley

The court reverses a district court decision vacating a $25,000 fine against two individuals that violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) by trenching, grading, and filling wetlands without a permit. After having been found guilty of...

Amoco Oil Co. v. EPA

The court holds that although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) withdrawal of a final administrative order (FAO) against an oil company rendered moot the oil company's appeal of a district court decision upholding the...

Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Flanders Elec. Motor Serv., Inc.

The court holds that a company that is a potentially responsible party under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act is not entitled to relief from a final judgment that conflicts with a later state...