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Broussard v. Dow Chemical Co.

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a landowner's suit against a chemical company for damages stemming from natural gas well operations. The company operated the well in the late 1960s and early 1970s under a mineral lease that...

Eagle Pipe & Supply, Inc. v. Amerada Hess Corp.

ELR Case

The Supreme Court of Louisiana held that a property owner who discovered radioactive contamination on his land after he purchased it may not file suit against oil and trucking companies allegedly responsible for that contamination....