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Mercedes-Benz Emissions Litigation

A district court dismissed a class action lawsuit against an automobile company for allegedly misleading consumers into purchasing certain diesel vehicles by misrepresenting their environmental impact. The class of consumers alleged...

Fox v. Elk Run Coal Co.

The Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a widow's claim that a coal company committed fraud on the court and thereby deprived her husband, a coal miner, of nearly a decade of benefits under the Black Lung Benefits...

Tronox, Inc. v. Kerr-McGee Corp.

A federal bankruptcy court held that a petroleum company and its subsidiaries may be held liable for at least $5 billion—and perhaps up to $14 billion—in environmental response costs and tort liabilities. In 2005, a now-bankrupt...

Chandler v. Chevron USA, Inc.

A district court dismissed a fraud claim brought by a car wash operator against the seller of the property...

E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Florida Evergreen Foliage

The court holds that under Delaware law, a tort claimant that was fraudulently induced to release another from liability may rescind the release or may file a separate suit for fraud. A Florida nursery entered a settlement agreement...