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Louisiana Supreme Court reverses class certification ruling in rail car leak case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2012

The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s certification of a class of plaintiffs who alleged they were exposed to ethyl acrylic fumes from a railroad tank car leak

Federal court allows contractor’s indemnity lawsuit against U.S. to proceed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2011

The Federal Claims Court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a federal contractor seeking indemnification from the United States for toxic tort and environmental cleanup claims arising out of work the contractor performed for the Atomic Energy Commission

Connecticut High Court rules environmental commission cannot use reverse veil piercing

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 30 2012

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the state environmental protection commissioner cannot reach a corporation’s assets to satisfy an outstanding judgment against a shareholder

State department sued under FOIA for keystone pipeline documents

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2012

An environmental group has sued the U.S. Department of State seeking documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI A) related to the Keystone XL pipeline

Seventh Circuit rules laches no bar to breach of contract for failure to remove contaminants

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a landowner who sold property to The Nature Conservancy but failed to remove contaminants as required by the sales contract cannot bar a breach of contract claim by asserting laches as a defense

Federal court dismisses EPA’s CERCLA claim as untimely

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 4 2012

A federal court in Illinois has dismissed a claim filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCL A) against the possible owner of a contaminated site in Chicago, ruling that the claim was barred by the statute of limitations

EPA memorandum clarifies need for approval of time-critical removal actions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2013

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memorandum establishes procedures that apply to the circumstances under which EPA regional offices must

EPA settles IPAA challenge to website pronouncement on hydraulic fracturing using diesel fuel

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 29 2012

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the US Oil & Gas Association have settled their suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA

Federal court determines CERCLA settlement reduces others’ liability by the settling defendant’s proportionate share

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2012

A federal court in California has determined that settlements with individual defendants in cases under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) should reduce other defendants’ liability by the amount ultimately determined to be the settling defendant’s share, rather than by the amount of the settlement

CERCLA claim dismissed for failure to adequately plead alter-ego or successor liability

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2011

A federal court in Illinois has dismissed a CERCLA contribution claim because the plaintiff could not establish liability under either an alter-ego or successor liability theory