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United States v. Las Cruces, City of

The court vacates a district court decision dismissing the United States' suit to quiet title to water rights in a portion of the Rio Grande River. The dispute centers around the Rio Grande Reclamation Project, and after several...

Solow Bldg. Co. v. ATC Assocs.

The court denies a bankrupt environmental management company's motions to dismiss property owners' Declaratory Judgment Act (DJA) action for lack of venue and failure to state a claim. The property owners sought a judgment declaring...

State Auto Ins. Cos. v. Summy

The court vacates a district court declaratory judgment stating that a pollution exclusion clause in a landlord's insurance policy precluded coverage against a tenant's lead poisoning claim. The district court issued the judgment during...