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State v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

The Supreme Court of New Hampshire upheld a $236 million jury award against an oil company for groundwater contamination. In 2003, New Hampshire sued several gasoline suppliers, refiners, and chemical manufacturers seeking damages for...

Ladra v. New Dominion, LLC

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma held that a woman injured in a 2011 earthquake may go forward with her suit against two energy companies for allegedly causing the quake due to hydraulic fracturing operations. A lower court dismissed the...

Hagy v. Equitable Production Co.

The Fourth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, affirmed a lower court decision dismissing landowner's negligence and trespass claims against natural gas drilling companies for alleged well water contamination. The landowners failed to...

Berish v. Southwester Energy Production Co.

A district court held that residents may add four new defendants in their lawsuit against energy companies for alleged water contamination due to hydraulic fracturing operations near their homes. During the course of discovery, the...

Bankcorpsouth Bank v. Environmental Operations, Inc.

A district court held that a bank may go forward with its CERCLA and negligence claims against engineering and remediation companies that prepared and implemented an environmental remediation plan for property in which the bank holds...

Ferris v. Location 3 Corp

A Wisconsin appellate court held that real estate agents may be held liable to the purchasers of their client's property for failing to disclose that a landfill next to the purchased property was a Superfund site. The purchasers...

Haddonbrook Associates v. General Electric Co.

The Third Circuit held that a property owner's nuisance, negligence, and strict liability claims against a neighboring...

Ridge Seneca Plaza, LLC v. BP Products North America

A district court dismissed a property owner's negligence and mutual mistake claims against the former owner, as well...

Emerson Enterprises LLC v. Kenneth Crosby NY LLC

A district court held that the former owner of contaminated property may be held liable under tort and the New York Navigation Law for failing to report or prevent the spread of that contamination. There are triable issues of...

Jackson v. General Motors Corp.

A district court held that the CAA preempts a city transit employee's negligence and strict liability claims against a company for injuries stemming from diesel exhaust fumes. The employees alleged that the design of the company's...

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