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St. Bernard Parish Government v. United States

ELR Case

The Federal Circuit held that the U.S. government is not liable for flood damages that property owners in the New Orleans area incurred following Hurricane Katrina. The property owners filed suit under the Tucker Act, alleging that the...

Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court held that an individual may go forward with her toxic tort claims against the successor to a manufacturing company that released trichloroethylene (TCE) into the environment near her childhood home. The plaintiff...

Cerny v. Marathon Oil Corp.

ELR Case

A Texas appellate court upheld a lower court decision dismissing a family's nuisance and negligence claims against two oil companies for alleged health and property damage stemming from hydraulic fracturing operations near their home....

Montana Environmental Information Center v. United States Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit vacated and remanded a lower court decision that environmental groups lacked standing to challenge BLM...

Shanley v. Chalmette Refining, LLC

ELR Case

A district court dismissed four individuals' claims that the emission of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from an oil refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana, caused them a variety of physical and mental damages. The toxic tort...

In re Deepwater Horizon

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit held that a settlement agreement providing a mechanism for presenting and processing claims for business losses caused by the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster does not require those submitting claims for...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Dimant

ELR Case

The Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed a lower court decision dismissing the state environmental agency's contribution action against a dry cleaner under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act to recover costs incurred in...

Lancaster v. Northern States Power Co.

ELR Case

A district court dismissed property owners' CERCLA, tort, and state-law claims against a power company for alleged PCB contamination. A former employee of the company lived at the property before it was sold to the current owners. While...