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Tort law

Nonnon v. New York, City of

New York 's highest court upheld a lower court decision denying a motion to dismiss individuals' lawsuit alleging that a city's negligence in creating and maintaining the Pelham Bay Landfill resulted in elevated levels of toxic...

Lessord v. General Elec. Co.

The court denies manufacturers' motions to dismiss property owners' common-law claims against them for allegedly contaminating the owners' land. The manufacturers argued that the property owners' claims were time barred under New York...

Gould Elecs., Inc. v. United States

The court holds that it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over a former battery manufacturer's Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) claim against the United States to recover $4.5 million the manufacturer paid to settle tort claims for...

In re Pfohl Bros. Landfill Litig.

The court holds untimely all but two individuals' toxic tort claims against contributors to a landfill. The court first holds that all but two of the personal injury, survival, and wrongful death claims were time barred, because they...

Integrated Waste Servs., Inc. v. Akzo Nobel Salt, Inc.

The court holds that the owner of a salt mine is not liable to the owners of the surface estate for damage that the mine suffered during a collapse and innundation, but may be liable for damages caused by subsidence of the surface...

Scribner v. Summers

The court holds that a steel treatment company is liable under state law to downgradient landowners for trespass and private nuisance caused by barium contamination. The district court found that the landowners' property was...

Gibbs v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.

The court refuses to dismiss a tort-law claim that a tire manufacturer's former employees' brought against chemical companies that allegedly sold toxic chemical compounds to the manufacturer without adequately warning that exposure to...