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Ripplin Shoals Land Co. v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court reverses the dismissal of a developer's suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) in which it sought to compel the Corps to take action on its application to construct a span bridge under Nationwide Permit 14....

Appolo Fuels, Inc. v. Babbitt

The Sixth Circuit affirms a district court judgment upholding the Interior Board of Land Appeals' (IBLA's) decision that a mining company violated federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) regulations requiring the...

State v. Carroll

The court holds that the doctrine of res judicata does not bar landowners' third-party state-law contribution and indemnification claim against a neighboring company for cleanup costs the state incurred in its efforts to remedy...

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...

Florida Power & Light Co. v. United States

The court holds that the doctrine of res judicata does not bar nuclear utilities' claims that they were improperly charged by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for decontamination and decommissioning costs in its contracts for...

California v. Randtron

The court holds that a consent decree entered in federal court between the city of Lodi, California, and the primary insurer of a dissolved California corporation that polluted the city's groundwater does not preclude the city from...

Pierson Sand & Gravel, Inc. v. Keeler Brass Co.

The court holds that the doctrine of res judicata does not bar a state court from presiding over landfill owners' state-law claims for response costs from potentially responsible parties even though the owners already sought relief...