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Lewis v. General Elec. Co.

The court refuses to dismiss a property owner's nuisance claims against a company that contaminated land near the owner's home with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The court, however, dismisses the property owner's remaining claims....

Dombrowski v. Gould Elecs., Inc.

The court holds that property owners' negligence, nuisance, and trespass claims against a battery crushing and lead processing plant in their neighborhood are time barred. The court first holds that their negligence claim is barred by...

Adams v. Star Enter.

The court holds that under Virginia law owners of land near an underground oil spill from an oil distribution facility may not recover damages for diminution in property value or fear of negative health effects. The court first holds...

United States v. Pend Oreille County Pub. Util. Dist. No. 1

The court holds that the "most profitable use of land" is the proper measure of damages owed a Native American tribe for trespass to its lands caused by a hydroelectric dam operator's flooding of part of the Kalispel Indian Reservation...

O'Neal v. Department of the Army

The court holds that landowners whose wells were contaminated by toxic chemicals migrating from a U.S. Army aircraft maintenance facility failed to prove that the Army was negligent, and that they were entitled to medical monitoring...

Lamb v. Martin Marietta Energy Sys., Inc.

The court holds that the government contractor defense was available to an operator of a gaseous diffusion plant in an action by neighboring landowners for environmental contamination of their property, but that the operator failed to...

Montana Pole & Treating Plant v. I.F. Laucks & Co.

The court affirms a district court decision that Montana's two-year statute of limitations for property damage claims bars claims by a Superfund site owner against manufacturers of chemicals discarded by the owner on the site. The court...