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General Elec. Co. v. Berkshire Gas Co.

The court denies a corporation's Rule 11 motion to recover attorneys fees and costs from a gas company that the corporation sought contribution from under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA...

In re Tutu Wells Contamination Litig.

The court vacates district court sanctions that called for the suspension of three attorneys and the payment of $1 million to a halfway house, but affirms a $120,000 sanction for counsel fees and costs, which were imposed against a law...

United States v. Alexander

The court holds that the district court abused its discretion by imposing sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 against a party that was responsible for the cleanup of hazardous waste and had filed a cross-claim for...

Associated Indem. Corp. v. Fairchild Indus.

The court holds that the district court abused its discretion by imposing sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 on an insured company that sought coverage from a secondary insurer for environmental cleanup liabilities....