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Hazardous wastes & substances

Sumitomo Mach. Corp. of Am. v. AlliedSignal, Inc.

The court reverses a district court decision that an agreement requiring a company to remediate contaminated property its predecessor sold does not require the property's purchaser to execute deed restrictions limiting future property...

New Jersey Dep't of Envtl. Protection v. Gloucester Envtl. Management Servs.

The court holds that when the state of New Jersey acts in its sovereign capacity to invoke the jurisdiction of a federal court to assert state-law claims against a waste hauler and its customers, it waives its Eleventh Amendment...

Mannington Mills, Inc. v. Shinn

The court holds that a state environmental department did not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by considering a vinyl flooring manufacturer's ability to pay for cleaning up environmental contamination at its...

Strawn v. Incollingo

The court holds that the developer-seller of residential housing and its broker had a duty to disclose to potential buyers the existence of a nearby closed landfill, which was unknown to the buyers, was known or should have been known...

Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co.

The court holds that a tank truck company is not entitled to summary judgment on claims against its insurers for indemnification of costs resulting from a government action against it under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...