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Tort law

Adams v. Chevron

A district court remanded to state court personal injury and property damage claims brought by hundreds of individuals against an oil company in connection with their alleged exposure to contamination from oil field pipe. The case was...

Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

A district court dismissed a flood protection board's lawsuit against 88 oil and gas companies for damages stemming from coastal erosion along a "buffer zone" in southeast Louisiana. The companies do not owe a legal duty to the board,...

State v. Louisiana Land & Exploration

The Louisiana Supreme Court held that a school district may seek remediation damages in excess of those required by state law from oil companies who engaged in oil exploration and production operations on school land. The district...

Wagoner v. Chevron USA, Inc.

A Louisiana appellate court reversed a lower court decision denying property owners' right to sue oil and gas companies for contamination and damages due to their past operations on the site. The operations were conducted under mineral...

Johnson v. Orleans Parish Sch. Bd.

A Louisiana appellate court affirmed in part a lower court decision in favor of residents who brought a class action suit against New Orleans for converting a municipal landfill into a residential area in the Ninth Ward. The city was...

Brown v. Olin Chem. Corp.

The court affirms a district court's grant of summary judgment to a Louisiana sulfuric acid manufacturer, emissions from which allegedly harmed a casino and its employees. In order to complete construction of a riverboat, the casino...