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Briggs & Stratton Corp. v. Concrete Sales & Servs.

The court grants summary judgment to a company on the state-law counterclaims brought by the past owners of a contaminated site where the company disposed of hazardous wastes. The contaminated site had been operated as a metal plating...

Briggs & Stratton Corp. v. Concrete Sales & Servs.

The court holds that under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the former owners of a contaminated site in Georgia are liable for the disposal of hazardous waste at the site. A potentially...

Davis Bros. v. Thornton Oil Co.

The court dismisses strict liability, nuisance, trespass, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) claims filed against the former sublessee of contaminated property where an underground storage tank (UST) leaked. The former...

Crowe v. Coleman

The court holds that plaintiff-appellant landowners' allegation that gasoline contamination from an adjoining property constituted a continuing nuisance presents an arguable cause of action under state law against the current adjacent...

Tucker v. Southern Wood Piedmont Co.

The court holds that under §309 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Georgia's four-year statute of limitations for torts involving property damage began to run when the owners of land...

Mullis Tree Serv., Inc. v. Bibb County

The court holds that a county board of commissioners lacks authority under Georgia law to prohibit household waste landfills within a one-half mile of residential property, and that an importation ordinance violates the Commerce Clause...

Southern States Landfill, Inc. v. Georgia Dep't of Natural Resources

The court rules that the provisions of the Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act (GCSWMA), and regulations of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD) governing out-of-state solid...

Diamond Waste, Inc. v. Monroe County

The court holds that a landfill operator is entitled to a preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of a county ordinance that regulates the transport of out-of-county waste into the county, and the operator may proceed on...