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Nuisance

Birke v. Oakwood Worldwide

A California appellate court held that the resident of an apartment complex that failed to limit secondhand smoke in outdoor common areas sufficiently pled a cause of action for public nuisance. The complex, by failing to act, created a...

Gehr v. Baker Hughes Oil Field Operations, Inc.

A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a continuing nuisance claim brought by the owners of contaminated property against the former owners for damages stemming from a prospective lender's refusal to refinance the property...

Geffcken v. D'Andrea

A court upholds the dismissal of individuals' nuisance and constructive eviction claims against their landlords for allegedly exposing them to mold mycotoxins in their homes. The trial court did not err in granting the landlords'...

California v. Campbell

The court holds that the trustees of a manufacturer's estate are liable for the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination under state nuisance and environmental laws. A district court issued interlocutory orders finding the trustees liable...

Arcade Water Dist. v. United States

The court holds that a district court erred in concluding that a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) suit by a water district against the United States for contamination of a well by a military laundry is barred by the FTCA's two-year...