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Beef-processing plant to settle CWA violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

A Washington state beef-processing plant has reportedly agreed to settle alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations for a $750,000 civil penalty and the installation of $3 million in new wastewater treatment equipment

Seventh Circuit finds carrier properly denied coverage for waste ash cleanup due to insufficient property description

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2010

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a property must be precisely described for coverage to attach under an environmental liability insurance policy

Toxic tort: Florida Supreme Court rules fishermen may claim damages for loss of income due to pollution

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2010

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled 5-1 that fishermen are entitled under state law to recover damages for economic loss and income caused by the negligent release of pollutants despite the fact that they do not own any property damaged by the pollution

Legal malpractice: real estate developer alleges law firm failed to conduct environmental due diligence

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2010

A real estate developer has sued a Louisiana-based law firm alleging that the firm failed to perform an environmental assessment which would have revealed that land it purchased for development was part of a World War II-era bombing range

Shipping company to pay $725,000 for failure to report oily waste discharges

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2010

A federal judge has ordered a Turkish shipping company to pay a $725,000 fine for failing to report illegal oil discharges through a "magic pipe" onboard a contracted tanker vessel

CERCLA: US sued over contaminated former Kansas Air Force Base

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2010

Several public entities including the City of Salina, Kansas, have sued the federal government over alleged trichloroethylene (TCE) and vinyl chloride contamination at the former Schilling Air Force Base

CERCLA: Fifth Circuit reverses district court on allocation formula

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a district court improperly relied on site valuation reports prepared as part of settlement negotiations in estimating the total volume of waste at a Texas CERCLA site

Whistleblower suit: Eleventh Circuit finds EPA not liable in whistleblower lawsuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2010

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that EPA is not liable in a whistleblower lawsuit brought by an agency research microbiologist who wrote an article claiming a link between the land application of sewage sludge and public health risks

Federal court rules RCRA suit barred by CERCLA

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

A federal judge in California has ruled that the city of Fresno may not pursue a RCRA claim against the federal government for cleanup of a former military installation

Fifth Circuit upholds EPA’s Phase III cooling water intake rule

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld EPA's Phase III cooling water intake rule which regulates existing small power plants and other existing facilities in industries such as pulp and paper, chemicals, petroleum and coal products, and primary metals