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Waid v. Earley

ELR Case

The Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that denied city and state officials' motions to dismiss residents' bodily integrity claim stemming from the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. City officials argued they...

H.R. 1567

ELR Congressional Update

S. 675

ELR Congressional Update

The Water Works & Sewer Bd. of the Town of Centre v. 3M Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that a water pollution case against carpet manufacturers belonged in state court as complete diversity did not exist, rejecting the carpet manufacturers' claim of fraudulent joinder. A sewer board (Board) brought...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Cheyenne Corp.

ELR Case

A New Jersey appellate court held that the state environmental agency properly ordered a theme park to decommission a well used for drinking water after it twice tested positive for E. coli. The well in question tested positive in...

Nolen Scott Ely v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.

ELR Case

A district court vacated a jury verdict and award of $4.2 million award in favor of two Pennsylvania families in a case involving well water contamination from a fracking operation. In 2009, 44 families sued an oil company for damages...

81 FR 92666

ELR Federal Agency Update

Boler v. Earley

ELR Case

A district court held it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over a class action lawsuit that stems from the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. The plaintiffs alleged that the city violated their constitutional rights and...

Comment on The Shale Oil and Gas Revolution, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Contamination

ELR Article

In their article The Shale Oil and Gas Revolution, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Contamination, Professor Merrill and Dean Schizer have made a very thoughtful proposal that has genuine merit and deserves equally thoughtful...