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Neumann v. Carlson Envtl., Inc.

A court grants in part and denies in part motions to dismiss land purchasers' Comprehensive, Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), negligence, fraud, and state-law claims against an environmental consulting...

St. Charles Mfg. Ltd. Partnership v. Whirlpool Corp.

The Seventh Circuit held that the adequacy of a "no further remediation" letter issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is an issue for the state agency to decide. Under a contract between the former owner and subsequent...

Illinois v. Department of the Army

The court grants Illinois' request to remand to state court its case against the U.S. Department of the Army (Army) for improperly releasing pollutants from its Joliet Army Ammunition Plant into waste streams and outfalls that...

People ex rel. Ryan v. Bishop

The court affirms a lower court decision holding an individual liable as an operator of a landfill under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act (IEPA). The court first holds that a review of the record as a whole shows that the...

Union Oil Co. of Cal. v. Leavell

The court affirms a district court order requiring specific performance of a settlement agreement between a company and an equipment manufacturer for the cleanup of radium 226 on the company's property. The company alleged that the...

Chrysler Realty Corp. v. Thomas Indus., Inc.

The court holds that a landowner did not have a private right-of-action under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act (IEPA) to bring contribution claims against previous property owners for the cleanup of an underground storage tank...

Save Our Little Vermillion Env't v. Illinois Cement Co.

The court holds that although an environmental group possesses certain subsurface ownership rights to a property, a cement company that possesses the property's surface rights owns limestone on and under the surface of the property....

Avondale Fed. Sav. Bank v. Amoco Oil Co.

The court holds that the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) bars a current property owner's claim for cleanup costs against the property's former owner. The current owner filed a claim for injunctive relief against the former...

Avondale Fed. Sav. Bank v. Amoco Oil Co.

The court holds that a landowner cannot recover from previous site owner petroleum contamination cleanup costs it incurred after it invoked Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) §7002's statutory process for bringing a citizen...

Citizens Elec. Corp. v. Bituminous Fire & Marine Ins. Co.

Applying Illinois law, the court holds that insurers of a dissolved corporation that was party to a consent judgment as a defendant in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) cost recovery action...