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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...

Bankcorpsouth Bank v. Environmental Operations, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court held that a bank may go forward with its CERCLA and negligence claims against engineering and remediation companies that prepared and implemented an environmental remediation plan for property in which the bank holds an...

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...

Haddonbrook Associates v. General Electric Co.

ELR Case

The Third Circuit held that a property owner's nuisance, negligence, and strict liability claims against a neighboring...

Emerson Enterprises LLC v. Kenneth Crosby NY LLC

ELR Case

A district court held that the former owner of contaminated property may be held liable under tort and the New York Navigation Law for failing to report or prevent the spread of that contamination. There are triable issues of...

Jackson v. General Motors Corp.

ELR Case

A district court held that the CAA preempts a city transit employee's negligence and strict liability claims against a company for injuries stemming from diesel exhaust fumes. The employees alleged that the design of the company's...