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Water pollution

Johansen v. Combustion Eng'g, Inc.

The court holds that a district court properly reduced a $15 million punitive damage award to $4.35 million in a nuisance and trespass case against a mining company that contaminated neighboring property owners' streams. The court first...

In re Exxon Valdez

The court holds that native Alaskans may not bring a public nuisance action to recover damages for noneconomic "cultural" injuries they incurred as a result of the 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound....