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Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Reg'l Planning Agency

The court holds that a planning agency for the Lake Tahoe area must compensate property owners for taking their property through development restrictions. The development plan for the Lake Tahoe area significantly restricts development...

Foster-Gardner, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh

The court holds that a state environmental agency order notifying an insured that it is a potentially responsible party (PRP) for pollution and requiring remediation is not a "suit" triggering insurers' duty to defend under...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Houston

The court holds that the Bureau of Reclamation violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by renewing water supply contracts with several water districts in California before consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and...

Dittmer v. Suffolk, County of

The court holds that a district court abused its discretion by abstaining from a case in which landowners challenge, on federal due process and equal protection grounds, a New York land use law restricting development on Long Island....

S.W. Shattuck Chem. Co. v. Denver, City & County of

The court holds that a company satisfied the requirements for the issuance of a preliminary injunction against a city seeking to enforce two zoning ordinances that impose disposal fees for the storage of radioactive material. The court...

California v. Campbell

The court holds that the trustees of a manufacturer's estate are liable for the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination under state nuisance and environmental laws. A district court issued interlocutory orders finding the trustees liable...

Aerojet-General Corp. v. Transport Indem. Co.

The court holds that a chemical company's site investigation expenses, incurred during several private and government actions resulting from the company's hazardous waste discharges, may constitute defense costs under its comprehensive...

Industrial Truck Ass'n v. Henry

The court holds that, as applied to industrial truck manufacturers and distributors, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) hazard communication standard (HCS)...

Carmel-by-the-Sea, City of v. Department of Transp.

The court holds that most of the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed highway realignment through Hatton Canyon near Carmel-by-the-Sea in California satisfies the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the...

Suitum v. Tahoe Reg'l Planning Agency

The Court holds that a landowner's takings claim against a regional planning agency is ripe for adjudication. The agency determined that the landowner may not develop her property but is entitled to transferable development rights (TDRs...