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Klaudt v. Department of the Interior

The court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to review rancher's appeal of a district court decision dismissing their challenge to a tax imposed by an Indian tribe for grazing on their land, the ranchers omitted any reference to the...

LaSalle Nat'l Trust, N.A. v. Schaffner

The court holds that three insurance companies have a duty to defend the former owners of a contaminated site against the current owner's suit for response costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...

Moreau v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court dismisses claims by owners of property adjacent to a natural gas pipeline that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and the Due...

State v. Better Brite Plating, Inc.

The court overrules a state appellate court decision holding that two bankruptcy trustees may be personally liable for violating Wisconsin's hazardous waste act after being appointed trustees in a liquidation proceeding. The state...

In re American Waste & Pollution Control Co.

The court holds that a Louisiana statute allowing direct appeal of decisions of the state Department of Environmental Quality to the state court of appeal, bypassing the state district courts, is unconstitutional, and the public rights...