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A Decade of Natural Resource Damage Liability: Key Federal Decisions 2004-2014

ELR Article

The past 30 years have seen a slow appearance and evolution of natural resource damage (NRD) related case law. The range of information resulting from the various decisions issued in the past decade may be useful to legal practitioners...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

ELR Case

A district court held that a natural resource damages (NRD) settlement agreement between New Jersey and an oil company for methyl tertiary butyl ether groundwater contamination bars the state from seeking product liability claims...

Asarco LLC v. NL Industries, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court stayed a bankrupt mining company's contribution claims against various defendants for response costs and natural resource damages incurred in connection with the Tri-States Mining District until the amount of total...

Colorado v. Denver

ELR Case

A district court approved two consent decrees settling Colorado's claims for natural resource damages against two waste companies and the city and county of Denver in connection with the Lowry Landfill Superfund site. The...