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Adams v. Chevron

A district court remanded to state court personal injury and property damage claims brought by hundreds of individuals against an oil company in connection with their alleged exposure to contamination from oil field pipe. The case was...

Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens

The U.S. Supreme Court held that a district court erred in remanding to state court landowners' class action lawsuit seeking compensation for damages they sustained when an energy company allegedly underpaid royalties due under certain...

Barton v. Meddock

A district court remanded to state court landowners' claims for damages caused by defendants' alleged disposal of hazardous materials on their property. The landowners originally filed the suit in state court, but the defendants...

In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

A district court denied Louisiana's motion to remand to state court its lawsuit against BP for damages stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Louisiana originally filed the complaint in state court, asserting only a...

Agee v. Monsanto Co.

A district court granted an individual's motion to remand to state court her personal injury lawsuit against a chemical company and its successors for damages stemming from the unlawful disposal of dioxin and furan waste at a chemical...

Berniard v. Dow Chem. Co.

The Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision remanding to state court residents' class action lawsuit against a chemical company in connection with a chemical release at one of its facilities. The Class Action Fairness Act...

Orange County Water Dist. v. Unocal Corp.

The Second Circuit denied a petition for writ of mandamus challenging a district court order denying a California water district's motion to remand its suit against corporations that manufactured, refined, marketed, or distributed...

Fayard v. Northeast Vehicle Servs., Ltd. Liab. Co.

The First Circuit remanded landowners' nuisance, misrepresentation, and civil conspiracy claims against an automobile distributor to the Massachusetts courts. The landowners filed suit in Massachusetts state court asserting claims...

New Jersey Dep't of Envtl. Protection v. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co.

A district court remanded to state court a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection lawsuit against a manufacturing company in which it seeks reimbursement of cleanup and removal costs and damages incurred at the Woodland Dump...

Florence v. Crescent Resources, Ltd. Liab. Co.

The Eleventh Circuit held that a district court should have remanded to state court individuals' strict liability claims against a development company for groundwater and surface water contamination. The individuals initially filed...