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Jam v. International Finance Corp.

A district court held an international development bank that financed construction of a coal-fired power plant in India was immune from a suit brought by a group of Indian villagers claiming the plant polluted surrounding air, land, and...

United States v. Boynes

The court holds that evidence of an oil spill obtained by the U.S. Coast Guard in a warrantless search conducted in the British Virgin Islands of a ferry owned by a U.S. citizen is admissible. The court first holds that the Coast Guard...

United States v. Varlack Ventures, Inc.

The court holds that evidence of an oil spill obtained by the U.S. Coast Guard in a warrantless search of a ferry in U.S. territorial waters is admissible. The court first holds that there is no need to decide whether the ferry's...