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Federal jury convicts company and three individuals of illegal asbestos demolition

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

A federal jury in Tennessee has reportedly convicted a company and three individuals of illegally demolishing a factory containing large amounts of asbestos in violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and then trying to cover up their illegal activities

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

Owners of downgradient property not liable under CERCLA

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2012

A federal court in New York has absolved from liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act owners of property adjacent to a church from which groundwater containing contaminants had migrated

Shipping company sentenced to pay $700,000 criminal penalty for ocean dumping and false statements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2011

A federal court has sentenced a Puerto Rican-based shipping company to pay a $700,000 criminal penalty for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and making false statements to U.S. Coast Guard inspectors

Louisiana Supreme Court applies “subsequent purchaser rule” to contaminated property deal

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2011

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s “subsequent purchaser rule” bars the purchaser of real property later discovered to be contaminated from obtaining damages from a third party that contributed to the contamination, absent an assignment of that right in the sales contract

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

Testing lab owner sentenced to prison for falsifying results

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2012

The owner of an environmental testing laboratory in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, has reportedly been sentenced by a federal court to nine months in prison for his role in a conspiracy that resulted in reporting false water test results

Federal court allows groups to sue government for approving leases before assessing spill impacts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2011

An Alabama federal court has refused to dismiss an environment group’s lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) approved oil and gas drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico before assessing the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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

Defendants in RCRA lawsuit may not pursue CERCLA contribution claim

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that defendants in a RCRA lawsuit who are not defendants in a CERCLA action may not pursue CERCLA contribution claims against other potentially responsible parties (PRPs