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Statute of limitations

Alaska v. United States Department of Agriculture

The D.C. Circuit held that Alaska's lawsuit challenging the U.S. Forest Service's roadless rule is not time barred. The Forest Service issued the roadless rule in 2001. In 2005, the Forest Service repealed it, but the rule was...

CTS Corp. v. Waldburger

The U.S. Supreme Court held that CERCLA §309 does not preempt a state's statute of repose. The case arose after property owners filed suit against a manufacturing company for alleged groundwater contamination stemming from chemicals...

Whitlock v. Pepsi Ams., Inc.

A district court denied in part and granted in part a disposal waste facility's motion to dismiss individuals' tort claim against it as untimely. Genuine issues of material fact preclude summary judgment on the ground that the...

P & V Enters. v. Corps of Eng'rs

The D.C. Circuit dismissed developers' lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' definition of "waters of the United States" in a 1986 rule as facially invalid under the Commerce Clause. The action is barred by the six-year...

John R. Sand & Gravel Co. v. United States

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the statute of limitations governing the U.S. Court of Federal Claims requires sua sponte consideration of the timeliness of a lawsuit filed in that court, despite the government's waiver of the issue....

John R. Sand & Gravel Co. v. United States

The court vacates a lower court decision finding that the United States is not liable to a mining company for the alleged permanent physical taking of its leasehold interest in a 158-acre tract of land in Michigan. The takings claim...

Mest v. Cabot Corp.

The court vacates the dismissal of dairy farmers' claims that their cows and farmland were poisoned by defendant's factory emissions over several decades. Because there is a material issue of fact as to whether the farmers exercised...

Legg v. County Comm'rs of Dorchester County

The court holds that an individual's claims of inverse condemnation and negligence arising from leachate and methane gas contamination of the individual's property from a neighboring county-owned landfill are barred by the state's three...

Jersey Heights Neighborhood Ass'n v. Glendening

The court reinstates a neighborhood association's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Federal Aid Highway Act (FAHA) claims against federal and state agencies for failing to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement...

Harmon Indus., Inc. v. Browner

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to impose its own separate enforcement penalties on a Missouri corporation after the corporation and an authorized state agency negotiated a...