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Tort Law

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...

Shockley v. Hoechst Celanese Corp.

The court upholds the jury conviction of a chemical manufacturer and a chemical reclamation operator for common-law violations stemming from damage to groundwater under adjacent landowners' property, and denies the defendants' post-...

Prescott v. United States

The court holds that a district court properly denied the government's summary judgment motion on the basis of the discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) in a consolidated action by 220 individuals...

Arcade Water Dist. v. United States

The court holds that a district court erred in concluding that a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) suit by a water district against the United States for contamination of a well by a military laundry is barred by the FTCA's two-year...

Enfield v. Atlantic Richfield Co.

The court holds that landowners' complaint, which alleges that they were required to hire experts to test, evaluate, and develop a cleanup plan for pollution on their property caused by an oil company, states a claim for mitigation...