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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...

Fednav v. Chester

A district court dismissed international shipping entities' lawsuit seeking to invalidate Michigan's Ballast Water Statute, which is aimed to prevent the introduction of aquatic nuisance species into the Great Lakes. The statute...

Contractor's Supply of Waterbury, Ltd. Liab. Co. v. Commissioner of Envtl. Protection

The court held that General Statutes §22a-196, which prohibits the operation of asphalt batching and continuous mix facilities within one-third of a mile from any hospital, nursing home, school, area of critical environmental...

Francolino v. Kuhlman

The court denies a petition for habeas corpus relief submitted by an individual who was convicted for a variety of charges stemming from his involvement in a private waste disposal cartel. The individual argued that he was denied his...

3883 Conn., L.L.C. v. District of Columbia

The court holds that although it has jurisdiction to hear an individual's claim for damages against a city for disrupting his construction project, the individual's due process rights were not violated. The individual was granted the...

Tri-County Paving, Inc. v. Ashe County

The court holds that a North Carolina county did not violate a company's due process or equal protection rights by not issuing the company a building permit for a proposed asphalt plant, by enacting a one-year moratorium on the building...

Herr v. Pequea Township

The court holds that a Pennsylvania township and its supervisors did not violate a developer's substantive due process rights by conspiring to delay and obstruct the developer's construction of an industrial park. The developer claims...

Cowell v. Palmer Township

The court affirms a district court decision that municipal liens placed on individuals' property did not constitute a taking or violate the individuals' due process rights. In 1992, and again in 1993, a town imposed municipal liens on...

Brody v. Mason, City of

The court affirms a district court decision holding that a city did not violate property owners' procedural and substantive due process rights when it granted a neighboring property owner a special use permit allowing the operation of a...

Fiore v. White

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that the criminal conviction of a hazardous waste facility operator under a Pennsylvania hazardous waste statute for operating a hazardous waste facility without a permit violated the federal Due Process...