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Comer v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

The Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that the doctrine of res judicata bars individuals' trespass, nuisance, and negligence claims against numerous oil, coal, electric, and chemical companies for damages stemming from...

Comer v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

A district court held that the doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel bar individuals' trespass, nuisance, and negligence claims against numerous oil, coal, electric, and chemical companies for damages stemming from Hurricane...

L.A. Plaza, Inc. v. Hermiz

A Michigan appellate court affirmed a lower court decision that res judicata bars a landowner's CERCLA, tort, and state law actions against a neighboring gasoline station for response costs and other monetary damages. The property...

Highway J Citizens Group v. Department of Transp.

The court affirms a lower court decision denying environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin a highway expansion project in Wisconsin. The groups argue that the project violates the Administrative Procedure Act, the Clean Water...

Ripplin Shoals Land Co. v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court reverses the dismissal of a developer's suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) in which it sought to compel the Corps to take action on its application to construct a span bridge under Nationwide Permit 14....

Norfolk S. Corp. v. Chevron, U.S.A., Inc.

The court dismisses a railroad's state-law and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) claims against two petroleum companies that operated pipeline terminals on the railroad's property. Claim...

Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. FAG Bearings Corp.

The court holds that the doctrine of issue preclusion bars a manufacturing company from relitigating whether an insurer has a duty to defend or indemnify the company in various class actions and administrative proceedings arising from...

Hutcherson v. Lauderdale County, Tenn.

The court holds that the doctrine of res judicata bars claims stemming from a commercial landfill operator's efforts to win approval for a proposed landfill expansion. After a state court found that county commissioners violated the...

Aerojet-General Corp. v. American Excess Ins. Co.

The court holds that res judicata bars a manufacturer's declaratory relief action seeking a declaration that insurers must indemnify the manufacturer for claims brought against it for harm caused by the discharge of chemicals to...

Appolo Fuels, Inc. v. Babbitt

The Sixth Circuit affirms a district court judgment upholding the Interior Board of Land Appeals' (IBLA's) decision that a mining company violated federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) regulations requiring the...