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United States v. Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer Dist.

The Eighth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision denying a business trade association's motion to intervene in a CWA enforcement action filed against a local sewer district by Missouri and the United States. The complaint alleges that...

Utahns for Better Transp. v. Department of Transp.

The court reverses a district court holding that a trade association lacked standing to intervene in an environmental group's suit against the U.S. government challenging the government's approval of a highway improvement plan. The...

Ex Parte Anderson

The court holds that intervenors may not be granted a writ of mandamus directing a trial court to allow them to appear at a fairness hearing and object to a proposed class action settlement agreement between class members and a company...

Sierra Club v. Glickman

The court grants a farmers' association and the state of Texas intervention as of right under Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a)(2) in a citizen suit alleging that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) failure to establish water conservation...

Orange Env't v. Orange, County of

The court holds that a county legislature has no independent standing to intervene in an action involving alleged Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) violations at the county's landfill. The legislature moved to intervene as a...