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Bitler Investments II, LLC v. Marathon Petroleum Co.

The Seventh Circuit held that a lower court should have awarded a real estate firm double damages for harm caused by an oil company during its attempt to clean up pollution at gas stations in Michigan the firm leased to it. The firm...

Meyer v. Constantinou

A New Jersey appellate court, in an unpublished opinion, affirmed a trial court decision dismissing without prejudice property owners' complaint alleging their property had been contaminated by chemicals discharged from a neighboring...

Elizondo v. Royalty Metal Furnishing, Inc.

A district court dismissed residents' lawsuit against a city for allowing a metals finishing plant to use and store acids and other dangerous chemicals. The residents' only factual allegation against the city is that it zoned the...

State v. Louisiana Land & Exploration

The Louisiana Supreme Court held that a school district may seek remediation damages in excess of those required by state law from oil companies who engaged in oil exploration and production operations on school land. The district...

Minnesota v. BNSF Railway Co.



The Eighth Circuit held that costs a developer incurred to reduce pollution on a property it owns in Brainerd, Minnesota, that had formerly been owned by a railway company were not removal costs and thus not recoverable...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Occidental Chemical Corp.

A New Jersey appellate court held that two defendants in a state environmental cleanup suit may seek contribution from numerous third parties under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act. The state's environmental agency...

Sierra Recycling & Demolition, Inc. v. Chartis Specialty Insurance Co.

A district court held that an insurance company should have provided coverage to a demolition company for damages stemming from its disposal of contaminated waste at a recycling drop-off center. The insurance policy excludes coverage...

Indian Harbor Insurance Co. v. United States

The Federal Claims Court held that the U.S. government need not indemnify developers for remediation costs they incurred complying...

Carijano v. Occidental Petroleum Corp.

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court decision dismissing a Peruvian Achuar indigenous group's lawsuit against an oil company for environmental contamination and the release of hazardous wastes. The complaint alleges that,...