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Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.

ELR Case

The Eighth Circuit held that a lower court must hold a new trial with respect to a family's claims for punitive damages against a former manufacturing company for tricholorethylene contamination that allegedly caused their daughter to...

United States v. Land O'Lakes, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court held that a food company is not shielded from CERCLA liability by a settlement reached under RCRA related to the same site. EPA brought suit against the food company, a successor to the company that operated the site...

Florida Power Corp. v. FirstEnergy Corp.

ELR Case

A district court, on cross-motions for summary judgment, held that a utility company should not be held liable under CERCLA for the release of hazardous substances on two properties owned by an energy company. The energy company brought...

LCCS Group v. A.N. Webber Logistics, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court denied a waste hauling company's motion to dismiss a CERCLA suit filed against it for alleged soil and groundwater contamination contributed by its predecessor to a hazardous waste site in Chicago, Illinois. The company...

Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co. v. Beazer East, Inc.

ELR Case

The Seventh Circuit held that a utility may not seek contribution against a corporation for remediation costs the utility incurred at a former coke plant that was operated by the corporation's predecessor more than 90 years ago. In 1920...

Members of the Beede Site Group v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.

ELR Case

A district court held that the current owner of a service station may be held liable under CERCLA for the actions of its predecessor and therefore dismissed the owner's motion for summary judgment. The owner's predecessor...