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San Mateo v. Chevron Corp.

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part a district court ruling granting California counties' and cities' motions to remand to state court a lawsuit against oil companies alleging nuisance and other causes of action arising from the role of...

Exxon Mobil Corp.

ELR Case

A Texas court, ruling on a petition for pre-suit discovery, held that it would have jurisdiction over a major oil corporation's potential lawsuit against several California cities that have filed suit against it relating to climate...

People of California v. BP P.L.C.

ELR Case

A district court held that San Francisco and Oakland, California, may not remove back to state court their climate change public nuisance actions against several oil companies. The defendants—the largest cumulative producers of fossil...

California v. ConAgra Grocery Products Co.

ELR Case

A California appellate court held that three paint companies will have to reimburse the state for the cost of stripping lead paint from the interior of thousands of houses in San Francisco and nine other cities and counties. The state...

Cole v. Marathon Oil Corp.

ELR Case

The Sixth Circuit held that the Michigan statute of limitations does not bar a nuisance and negligence suit brought by residents against a petroleum company. The residents brought a class action suit against the petroleum company for...

Miller v. Mississippi Resources, LLC

ELR Case

A district court held that a Mississippi landowner is not entitled to an injunction to stop alleged contamination from oil and gas production activities on his property. The landowner's property is subject to certain mineral leases,...

Freeman v. Grain Processing Corp.

ELR Case

The Iowa Supreme Court held that neighbors of an Iowa corn processing plant were properly certified as a class to pursue pollution claims against the operator. The neighbors filed a suit under state nuisance, trespass, and negligence...

Shattered Nerves: Addressing Induced Seismicity Through the Law of Nuisance

ELR Article

The number of earthquakes felt in the central and eastern United States has increased dramatically; the scientific consensus is that injection of oil and gas wastewater fluids is the most likely culprit. Regulations and voluntary...

Four Things You Need to Know About Courts’ Rejection of Clean Air Act Preemption of State Common-Law Claims

ELR Article

In two decisions released in November 2015, Merrick v. Diageo Americas Supply, Inc., and Little v. Louisville Gas & Electric Co., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit unambiguously held that the Clean...

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....