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Ninth Circuit stays injunction barring implementation of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed a December 2011 preliminary injunction that prevented the California Air Resources Board (CARB ) from further implementing the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS

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

Former owner of Illinois company sentenced to 10 years in prison for asbestos violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

The former owner and operator of an Illinois company has been sentenced by a federal court to 10 years in prison for the illegal removal, handling and disposal of asbestos from a five-story building in Kankakee

Federal court narrows class in lawsuit claiming radiation exposure from nuclear weapons facility

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2012

While a federal court in Ohio has refused to decertify a class of neighbors claiming injuries due to radiation exposure from a nuclear weapons facility, it has narrowed the class to include only those exposed to radiation in 1961

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

CERCLA: federal court upholds joint and several liability ruling

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

A federal judge in California has ruled that Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. U.S., 129 S. Ct. 1870 (2009), did not change existing law regarding joint and several liability under CERCLA

Industry groups challenge EPA’s Clean Air Act E-15 waiver

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2011

Several industry groups have challenged EPA's grant of a waiver allowing gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) to be used in model year 2001- 2006 cars and light trucks

Tenth Circuit reverses Rocky Flats class action over jury instructions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a $926 million judgment against former operators of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, Colorado, because the trial court gave the jury improper instructions

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

CVS agrees to pay $13.75 million to settle hazardous waste violations

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

CVS Pharmacy, Inc. has reportedly agreed to pay $13.75 million to settle state hazardous waste violations