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SnyderGeneral Corp. v. Continental Ins. Co.

The court holds that the pollution exclusion clauses contained in two insurance policies preclude coverage for a large trichloroethylene (TCE) spill at a heating and air conditioning equipment manufacturer's plant. The spill occurred...

Calhoun County v. United States

The court holds that a county's action to quiet title to real property used by the United States as a wildlife management area on Matagorda Island in Texas is time barred. The federal government condemned a portion of Matagorda Island...

Sierra Club v. Glickman

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service's management of national forests in Texas violates the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) and its regulations. As a result of these violations, the court enjoins the Forest Service from...

Sierra Club v. San Antonio, City of

The court holds that the state of Texas met the requirements for intervention as of right in various capacities in an action where an environmental group brought suit under the Endangered Species Act to enjoin various parties who pump...

Sierra Club v. San Antonio, City of

The court vacates a preliminary injunction that imposed limitations on the withdrawal of water from an aquifer to conserve endangered and threatened species. The court holds that plaintiff-appellee environmental group failed to meet the...

Jones v. Texaco, Inc.

The court holds that the owners of a contaminated site may not recover damages for negligence, gross negligence, or strict liability from an oil company that previously owned the site and used it to dispose of oil-field waste. The court...

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...

In re Texas E. Transmission Corp. PCB Contamination Ins. Coverage Litig.

The court holds that comprehensive general liability insurance carriers do not have to pay their insured for damages associated with the insured's discharge of polychlorinated biphenyl-laden oils into the environment. The district court...

Bituminous Casualty Corp. v. Vacuum Tanks, Inc.

The court holds that an insurer does not have the duty to defend a policyholder against a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) claim where evidence of the policies' existence is available, but...

Hirtz v. Texas

The court holds that a state-imposed public easement over private beachfront property is not a compensable taking, and the risk that some property would be lost to the sea was assumed at purchase. After hurricane Alicia in 1983 and the...

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