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Sierra Club v. Wisconsin Dep't of Natural Resources

The court affirmed a lower court decision dismissing an environmental group's petition for judicial review of an administrative law judge (ALJ) order concerning an air emission permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural...

Harbours Pointe of Nashotah, L.L.C. v. Nashotah, Village of

The court affirms a district court holding that a development company failed to exhaust adequate state remedies in challenging as a taking a special assessment levied by a village. In 1980, the village entered an agreementto construct a...

Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Employers Ins. of Wausau

The court affirms a trial court holding that no insurance coverage existed for 21 of a company's contaminated landfill sites. For purposes of determining if the company's insurance applied, the court set forth four categories of sites....

Wisconsin v. Rhinelander, City of

The court affirms summary judgments dismissing a city's claim that its insurer breached its duty to indemnify and defend the city in a state action filed against it for damages and remediation of a landfill that was leaching...

Red Arrow Prods. Co. v. Employers Ins. of Wausau

The court holds that an insurer need not indemnify or defend a food flavoring company under insurance policies issued to the company's predecessor for claims arising out of the company's liability at a national priorities list site. The...

Northern States Power Co. v. National Gas Co.

The court upholds a contract between a gasoline corporation and the owner of a mobile home park in Shelby, Wisconsin, that requires the residents of the park to purchase their propane and natural gas from the corporation at its...

Silver Lake Sanitary Dist. v. Wisconsin Dep't of Natural Resources

The court holds that a state environmental agency does not have standing to challenge the constitutionality of two state statutes that limited the agency's authority to set ordinary high watermark boundaries for lakes. The court first...

St. Croix Waterway Ass'n v. Meyer

The court holds that the slow-no wake motorboat speed limit regulations applicable to the St. Croix River in Minnesota and Wisconsin are not unconstitutionally vague. The regulations require motorboat operators to travel at a speed no...

National Solid Wastes Management Ass'n v. Meyer

The court holds unconstitutional a state statute that allows out-of-state waste to be disposed of in Wisconsin only if the community where the waste originates adopts an ordinance that incorporates Wisconsin's specifications for...

Wisconsin Power & Light Co. v. Century Indem. Co.

Applying Wisconsin law, the court holds that the environmental investigation costs incurred by a utility company at two sites it previously owned are not damages under the company's comprehensive general liability (CGL) policies....