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Cotto Waxo Co. v. Williams

The court holds that it cannot declare as a matter of law that a Minnesota statute prohibiting the sale of petroleum-based cleaning products does not violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The court first holds that the...

Bell Lumber & Pole Co. v. U.S. Fire Ins. Co.

The court holds that under Minnesota law, an insured wood treatment company's deliberate disposal of pentachlorophenol (penta) sludge on the ground is not an "occurrence" within the meaning of primary comprehensive general liability or...

Bituminous Casualty Corp. v. Tonka Corp.

The court holds that an insurer has no duty under its comprehensive general liability insurance (CGL) policies to defend or indemnify a toy manufacturer subject to state administrative enforcement proceedings to remedy groundwater...

Soo Line R.R. v. B.J. Carney & Co.

The court holds that the owner of a Minnesota site contaminated with hazardous substances has stated a cause of action, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Minnesota...

Formanek v. United States

The court holds that the Army Corps of Engineers' denial of landowners' Federal Water Pollution Control Act §404 permit application to develop property containing wetlands constitutes a Fifth Amendment taking entitling the landowners to...

Gopher Oil Co. v. Union Oil Co. of Cal.

The court holds that a vendor of property contaminated by petroleum products fraudulently misrepresented the property's contamination to the purchaser, and the vendor is 100 percent liable for cleanup costs. The court first holds that...