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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 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

Ninth Circuit holds agencies cannot amend rules through court settlements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a consent decree that provided a remedy in a challenge to the Northwest Forest Plan (NFP), a forest

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

Federal court finds Colorado coal plant violated MACT standards

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2012

A federal court in Colorado has determined that a coal-fired power plant violated Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) regulatory regime changed as a result of challenges to EPA regulations

Ninth Circuit extinguishes water and waste claims for utility poles

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a citizen suit claiming that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Pacific Bell Telephone Co. violated the

Refining company to pay $12 million to settle CAA and obstruction criminal charges

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2012

The Pelican Refining Co. LLC , with headquarters in Houston, Texas, agreed December 15, 2011, to settle Clean Air Act (CAA) and obstruction of justice charges in a Louisiana federal court

CERCLA: federal court rules EPA cost recovery lawsuit barred under compulsory counterclaim rule

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

A federal judge in California has ruled that CERCLA cost recovery claims involving perchlorate and trichloroethylene contamination of the Rialto-Colton Groundwater Basin are subject to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 13(a), which "bars a party who failed to assert a compulsory counterclaim in one action from instituting a second action in which that counterclaim is the basis of the complaint."

California man sentenced to five years in prison for illegal storage of hazardous waste

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

A Reseda, California, man has been sentenced by a federal court in California to five years in prison for illegally storing hazardous wastes in his back yard

Groups sue Montana DOT over tar sands road project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

Environmental groups and others have sued the Montana Department of Transportation (MDOT), alleging that the agency failed to conduct the required environmental review before approving an oil company's request to transport heavy loads to Canada's tar sands region