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Narragansett Elec. Co. v. EPA

The First Circuit held that it lacked jurisdiction over an electric company's challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determination that ferric ferrocyanide is a hazardous substance under the Comprehensive...

MacKenzie v. San Marcos, City of

A district court dismissed property owners' takings, substantive due process, and equal protection claims against a city after the city denied the owners' request for building permits. The owners' takings claim was dismissed for lack of...

Olden v. Lafarge Corp.

The Sixth Circuit held that individuals may go forward with their class action suit against a cement manufacturing plant for current and future personal and real property damages, diminution in property value, and various detrimental...

Rhode Island v. EPA

The First Circuit dismissed for lack of jurisdiction Rhode Island's interlocutory appeal of an EPA Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) decision denying the state's motion to intervene in an NPDES permit proceeding. As a matter of first...

Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Collins

The court holds that it lacked jurisdiction over the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) decision denying environmental groups' request that the licensing of two nuclear power plants in New York be conditioned on several safety-...

JMS Dev. Co. v. Bulk Petroleum Corp.

The court holds that it lacks jurisdiction over a gas station operator's appeal of a district court order requiring it to deposit money into an escrow account to pay for anticipated cleanup costs of neighboring contaminated property....

United States v. Detroit, City of

The court vacates and remands a district court order under the All Writs Act requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) to accept dredged material in order to prevent the frustration of a consent decree between a city and...

Airport Working Group of Orange County, Inc. v. Department of Defense

A court granted the government's transfer of venue motion in a case brought by aviation groups challenging the government's decision designating a Marine Corps air station in California for a park with mixed use development. The groups...

Fullerton Ave. Land Dev. Ltd. v. Cianciulli

The court holds that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine to hear individuals' claim that their due process rights were violated when city officials terminated their building permit without first...

Silva v. United States

The court affirms a U.S. Court of Federal Claims' decision that it lacked jurisdiction over an exotic bird breeder's takings and breach of contract claims against the government. In 1989, the breeder entered into a breeding loan...