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Supplemental jurisdiction

Olden v. Lafarge Corp.

The Sixth Circuit held that individuals may go forward with their class action suit against a cement manufacturing plant for current and future personal and real property damages, diminution in property value, and various detrimental...

Detroit Edison Co. v. Michigan Dep't of Envtl. Quality

The court holds that the Eleventh Amendment does not bar the removal from state to federal court of a power plant's federal and state claims against a state environmental agency. The power plant filed claims in state court against state...

United States v. Beggerly

The Court holds that the Fifth Circuit lacked jurisdiction over a suit to set aside a 1982 settlement agreement that quieted title to lands on Horn Island, Mississippi, in U.S. favor. After concluding that the Quiet Title Act conferred...

Axel Johnson, Inc. v. Carroll Carolina Oil Co.

The court holds that a district court lacked jurisdiction to hear a former Superfund site operator's four state-law claims against the site's owner. After entering a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the site...

Chicago, City of v. International College of Surgeons

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that a case containing claims that local administrative action violates federal law, but also containing state-law claims for on-the-record review of the administrative findings, can be removed to federal...

Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Irving Rubber & Metal Co.

The court holds that it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over third-party indemnification and duty-to-defend claims asserted by a defendant in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Recovery Act (CERCLA) cost...

Avitts v. Amoco Prod. Co.

The court holds that the district court lacks subject matter jurisdiction in an action brought by surface and royalty interest owners against past and current operators of an oil field for alleged injuries to the owners' property...

Jaffrey, Town of v. Fitzwilliam, Town of

The court declines to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over state-law claims in an action brought by a municipal owner of a contaminated landfill asserting two Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (...

LaSalle Nat'l Trust, N.A. v. Schaffner

The court holds that three insurance companies have a duty to defend the former owners of a contaminated site against the current owner's suit for response costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...