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Subject matter jurisdiction

Boler v. Earley

A district court held it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over a class action lawsuit that stems from the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. The plaintiffs alleged that the city violated their constitutional rights and...

MacKenzie v. San Marcos, City of

A district court dismissed property owners' takings, substantive due process, and equal protection claims against a city after the city denied the owners' request for building permits. The owners' takings claim was dismissed for lack of...

Fullerton Ave. Land Dev. Ltd. v. Cianciulli

The court holds that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine to hear individuals' claim that their due process rights were violated when city officials terminated their building permit without first...

Silva v. United States

The court affirms a U.S. Court of Federal Claims' decision that it lacked jurisdiction over an exotic bird breeder's takings and breach of contract claims against the government. In 1989, the breeder entered into a breeding loan...

National Coalition to Save Our Mall v. Norton

The court holds that it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over a coalition's claims that federal agencies violated a variety of statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, in...

ARCO Envtl. Remediation, L.L.C. v. Department of Health & Envtl. Quality of Mont.

The court holds that a state court action brought by a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) potentially responsible party (PRP) to obtain from state documents pertaining to an environmental...

United States v. Krilich

The court denies a developer's motion to bar the enforcement of penalties imposed against him for illegally filling wetlands without a permit. After being civilly charged with illegally filling a wetland in violation of Clean Water Act...

Valero Terrestrial Corp. v. Caffrey

The court affirms a district court decision that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction under the Tax Injunction Act to review landfill owners' challenge to a West Virginia law that imposes a solid waste assessment charge on the disposal...

Hill v. Conway, Town of

The court affirms a district court dismissal of a property owner's 42 U.S.C. §1983 suit, which alleged a New Hampshire town effectuated an uncompensated taking of the owner's property, for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Before...

United States v. Accra Pac, Inc.

The court holds that a district court did not have jurisdiction to review a dispute about language in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent decree approving a proposed cleanup plan. The plan was proposed by a company that...