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Joinder/Necessary parties, FRCP 19

Quapaw Tribe of Okla. v. Blue Tee Corp.

A district court held that the state of Oklahoma is not an indispensable party in a Native American tribe's action for natural resources damages against the successor entities of mining companies that operated in the former Tri-State...

Oklahoma v. Tyson Foods, Inc.

A district court dismissed Oklahoma's claims for monetary damages against poultry companies for injury caused to the Illinois River watershed stemming from the their storage and disposal of poultry waste. The state failed to join the...

Burley v. Burlington N. & Santa Fe Ry. Co.

A district court denied a railroad's motion to bring the state of Montana into an environmental contamination lawsuit between private property owners and the railroad. The state is immune from suit under the Eleventh Amendment. The...

Alcoa, Inc. v. Alcan, Inc.

A district court held that a plaintiff's failure to join a city in its action against intermediate owners of a cast aluminum manufacturing facility did not warrant dismissal of the case. Upon learning of environmental contamination of...

Syracuse v. Onondaga County

The court upheld an interlocutory order joining a city as a third-party defendant in an environmental group's 14-year-old Clean Water Act (CWA) action against a county, but certified to the New York Court of Appeals questions concerning...

Citizen Potawatomi Nation v. Norton

The court affirms a district court's dismissal for failure to join indispensable parties to a Native American tribe's claims challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI's) methods for calculating funding the tribe receives...

Washington v. Daley

The court reverses two district court decisions dismissing petitions by Washington State and three fishing associations to overturn a U.S. Department of Commerce regulation allocating groundfish catches off the Washington coast to four...

Jota v. Texaco Inc.

The court holds that a district court erroneously dismissed foreign plaintiffs' environmental and personal injury claims against a U.S. oil company on the grounds of forum non conveniens, comity, and failure to join an indispensable...

Southwest Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Babbitt

The court holds that a Native American tribe is not a necessary party to an environmental group's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) suit in which the tribe has a parallel interest to the named...

Kettle Range Conservation Group v. BLM

The court dismisses environmental groups' motion for emergency injunctive relief seeking to rescind a land exchange contract between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and private parties because they failed to join necessary parties....