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Punitive

Barrous v. BP P.L.C.

A district court held that the owner of a restaurant may seek prospective damages, and possibly punitive damages, against an oil company for damages stemming from a leaking UST at a neighboring gas station. To obtain prospective...

Santa Clara Valley Water Dist. v. Olin Corp.

The Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court decision holding that the U.S. government breached lease agreements it entered into with oil companies to explore for and develop oil and gas resources in the outer continental shelf off the...

Holdgrafer v. Unocal Corp.

A California appellate court reversed a lower court's award of $5 million in punitive damages against a pipeline company for trespass, nuisance, and negligence in connection with underground oil contamination that was caused by a leak...

Action Marine, Inc. v. Continental Carbon, Inc.

The court affirmed a lower court decision denying a manufacturing plant's post-trial motion for judgment as a matter of law in a case involving the plant's alleged emission of "carbon black" into the air that darkened property owners'...

In re Collins

The court denies individuals' petition for a writ of mandamus directing a judicial panel on multidistrict litigation to remand the individuals' punitive damages claims for asbestos exposure for trial together with their personal injury...

Johansen v. Combustion Eng'g, Inc.

The court holds that a district court properly reduced a $15 million punitive damage award to $4.35 million in a nuisance and trespass case against a mining company that contaminated neighboring property owners' streams. The court first...

Scheufler v. General Host Corp.

The court holds that under Kansas law a group of landowners and tenant farmers may recover punitive damages in a trespass and private nuisance action brought against a corporation whose salt mining operations polluted a freshwater...

In re TMI

The court holds that punitive damages are available under Pennsylvania law and the Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988 (PAA)) to plaintiffs in a suit against the operators of the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor for personal injuries...