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Statute of limitations

North River Mews Assocs. v. Alcoa Corp.

In an unpublished opinion, a district court held that a developer may go forward with its CERCLA, tort law, and fraudulent concealment claims against the former owner of contaminated property under which PCB-contaminated USTs were...

Sweet Lake Land & Oil Co. v. ExxonMobil Corp.

A district court held that an oil company cannot be held liable for punitive damages in a property owner's case against it for soil and groundwater contamination. The company operated oil and gas wells on the property, and it stored...

Dow Chem. Co. v. Stephenson

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that in appeals arising from Agent Orange exposure, judgment as to two respondents is vacated and remanded for further consideration in light of Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. v. Henson, 537 U.S. 28 (...

National Tel. Coop. Ass'n v. Exxon Corp.

The court holds that a commercial property owner may bring a negligent remediation claim against the owner of a gasoline station for damages allegedly caused by gasoline that leaked from the station's underground storage tanks (USTs)....

325-343 E. 56th St. Corp. v. Mobil Oil Corp.

The court dismisses strict liability, negligence, and trespass claims that a past owner of a site containing corroded underground gasoline storage tanks brought against another past owner and the successors to past lessees of the site....

Tucker v. Southern Wood Piedmont Co.

The court holds that under §309 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Georgia's four-year statute of limitations for torts involving property damage began to run when the owners of land...

Kleen Laundry & Dry Cleaning Servs., Inc. v. Total Waste Management Corp.

The court holds that the buyer of assets of three business entities that had leased underground oil storage tanks from a property owner may be held liable for the property owner's hazardous waste cleanup costs as a successor to one of...