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Hazardous waste disposal

Carroll v. Fort James Corp.

The court affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court decision dismissing homeowners' suit against a former landowner for allegedly dumping hazardous waste on the property before selling it to a developer. The homeowners failed...

Lewis v. General Elec. Co.

The court refuses to dismiss a property owner's nuisance claims against a company that contaminated land near the owner's home with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The court, however, dismisses the property owner's remaining claims....

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...

Scribner v. Summers

The court holds that a steel treatment company is liable under state law to downgradient landowners for trespass and private nuisance caused by barium contamination. The district court found that the landowners' property was...

Delaware Coca-Cola Bottling Co. v. S&W Petroleum Serv., Inc.

The court holds that the installer of an underground heating oil storage tank may be held liable as an "operator" under the Pennsylvania Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act (STSPA) for the ongoing nuisance created by an alleged...