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Berry v. Chicago, City of

ELR Case

The Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit concerning the city of Chicago's replacement of water meters and water main pipes as well as the partial replacement of lead service lines that run between water mains and residences...

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....

Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a flood protection board's lawsuit against 88 oil and gas companies for damages stemming from coastal erosion along a "buffer zone" in southeast Louisiana. The companies do not owe a legal duty to the board,...

Myers v. United States

ELR Case

A district court, in a 120-page decision, dismissed claims that the U.S. Navy negligently exposed a child to thallium dust during its cleanup of a contaminated landfill site. The child's family, which lived next to the site, alleged...

Ginardi v. Frontier Gas Services LLC

ELR Case

A district court denied an energy company's motion to dismiss residents' tort law claims against it for damages stemming from its operation of natural gas compression stations. The residents alleged that the compressor stations cause...

Barge v. St. Bernard, City of

ELR Case

An Ohio appellate court held that a city is not immune from residents' negligence lawsuit against it concerning pollution allegedly caused by a city landfill. The city argued that it was immune from suit because the operation of the...

Baity v. General Electric Co.

ELR Case

A New York appellate court affirmed a lower court decision denying a company's motion for summary judgment in property owners' suit concerning damages arising from the discharge of trichloroethylene (TCE) into the ground from an...