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Massachusetts v. United States

The First Circuit denied Massachusetts' petition for review of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) order denying its request to participate directly in a re-licensing proceeding of two nuclear energy plants as a "party" before the...

Nascimento v. Preferred Mut. Ins. Co.

The First Circuit held that under Massachusetts law, an insurance company has no contractual obligation to defend or indemnify an individual in an environmental liability suit brought against him by his neighbors for soil contamination...

United States v. Massachusetts

The court vacated a lower court decision in favor of the U.S. government in their suit seeking to enjoin enforcement of a Massachusetts law designed to reduce the risk of maritime oil spills and to ensure that adequate resources are...

Andrews v. Amherst, Town of

A court upheld a town's right to regulate development through zoning that prevents development in flood plains. Landowners filed suit against the town after their property was rezoned from a light industrial zone to a flood-prone...

229 Main St. Ltd. Partnership v. Massachusetts Dep't of Envtl. Protection

The court holds that Massachusetts' environmental superlien statute, which allows the commonwealth to place a priority lien on property after spending money assessing or cleaning up a polluted tract of land, evades the Bankruptcy Code's...

Baker v. Coxe

The court affirms a district court decision holding that various state environmental officials' delay in approving a permit to build a pier did not violate the applicants' due process, equal protection, or First Amendment rights. In...

Aluminum Co. of Am. v. Accident & Casualty Ins. Co.

The court affirms a trial court's holdings regarding insurance coverage for an aluminurn producing company for environmental damage under comprehensive general liability (CGL) policies and for property damage under differences in...

Association of Int'l Auto. Mfrs., Inc. v. Commissioner

The court grants automakers' motion to stay their challenge to Massachusetts' zero emission vehicle standards pending the automakers' appeal of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling in the Court of Appeals for the D.C....

Airport Impact Relief, Inc. v. Wykle

The court holds that the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it approved revised plans for the construction of an airport highway without conducting a supplemental...

Massachusetts v. Daley

The court holds unlawful a U.S. Department of Commerce fishing quota that allocates the summer catch of scup on a state-by-state basis for Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. Massachusetts argued that the quota was based on...