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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

Fifth Circuit affirms CWA criminal conviction for ordinary negligence

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 25 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the criminal convictions and sentences imposed on a wastewater treatment provider for alleged knowing and negligent violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit

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

Oil company pleads guilty to CWA criminal violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2012

A Houston, Texas-based oil company has pleaded guilty to negligently discharging oil from three facilities into Louisiana bayous in violation of the Clean Water Act (CW A

Federal court denies attorney fee award under RCRA, lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2011

A federal court in California has denied a motion for attorney's fees under RCRA where defendant was voluntarily dismissed from a case without prejudice

Defective notice dooms RCRA citizen suit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2011

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a RCRA citizen suit against Omya, Inc. for failure to meet RCRA’s notice requirements

Township supervisor sentenced for bribes in connection with asbestos abatement

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2012

A former Royal Oak Township, Michigan, supervisor has been sentenced to three years in prison for taking bribes in connection with the award of contracts involving federal funds intended to be used to improve blighted areas

Toxic tort: federal court rejects affirmative defenses in exposure lawsuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2010

A federal judge in Arkansas has granted a partial summary judgment to plaintiffs in a toxic tort lawsuit, thereby rejecting four affirmative defenses

Federal court rules EPA has discretionary authority to intervene in state regulatory policy

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2012

A federal court in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to intervene in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) regulation of stormwater runoff into the Delaware River

Act-of-war exception precludes CERCLA claims arising from 911 attacks

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2013

A federal court in New York has held that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) act-of-war exception