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United States v. Power Eng'g Co.

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may seek to enforce the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA's) financial assurances requirements against an engineering company even though the state of...

United States v. Power Eng'g Co.

The court rejects the Eighth Circuit's holding in Harmon Industries, Inc. v. Browner, 191 F.3d 894, 29 ELR 21412 (8th Cir. 1999), and holds that the Resource Conservation...

Power Eng'g Co. v. Royal Ins. Co. of Am.

The court holds that under Colorado law, an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify an industrial crankshaft reconditioning company that was the subject of state and federal lawsuits for spilling chromic acid at its plant, thereby...

Scott's Liquid Gold, Inc. v. Lexington Ins. Co.

The court holds that under Colorado law, the insurer of a manufacturer that contributed to the contamination of groundwater surrounding the Rocky Mountain Arsenal must pay the manufacturer $392,286 in unreimbursed settlement payments,...

United States v. Power Eng'g Co.

The court upholds a district court injunction requiring a Colorado manufacturer to provide $ 3.5 million in financial assurances to ensure remediation of groundwater and drinking water contamination caused by byproducts of the company's...

United States v. Power Eng'g Co.

The court holds that a metal refinisher must provide $ 3.5 million in financial assurances for proper closure of a hazardous waste facility in Colorado. The federal government secured a district court injunction ordering the refinisher...

United States v. Power Eng'g Co.

The court orders a metal refinishing facility to provide $ 3.5 million in financial assurances under a Colorado regulation that requires owners and operators of hazardous waste facilities to secure necessary resources for the proper...

In re Grand Jury 95-1

The court holds that a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) defendant is not entitled to access to materials from an earlier grand jury proceeding conducted by the judge presiding over the...

Metro Wastewater Reclamation Dist. v. Continental Casualty Co.

The court holds that the insurers of a local sewage authority are not required to defend the authority against claims brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under §122 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...