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Ninth Circuit finds jurisdiction in US to hear Peruvian pollution case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Peru, USA
  • -
  • December 17 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American oil company and its Peruvian subsidiary must defend themselves in a U.S. district court in California in a class-action water-pollution lawsuit brought by 25 members of the Achuar indigenous group and Amazon Watch, seeking damages for contamination in Peru allegedly caused by defendants over three decades

State agency should address issues raised by RCRA class action, federal court finds

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

A federal court in Oklahoma has dismissed a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) putative class action against Halliburton Co. for allegedly exposing a town’s residents to nuclear waste and other hazardous substances, finding that the state environmental agency should address the issues in the case

Sixth Circuit rules putative class not entitled to medical monitoring in train derailment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a putative class of residents of Painesville, Ohio, is not entitled to medical monitoring in a case involving a train carrying hazardous materials that derailed and burned

Greenhouse gases: cases challenging EPA’s endangerment finding held in abeyance

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

In light of petitions for reconsideration pending before EPA, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Virginia’s motion to remand to EPA to adduce further evidence on its endangerment findingi.e., that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars and light trucks endanger public health and welfare

Sixth Circuit rules CAA citizen suit not available for failure to enforce SIP

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

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 that the Clean Air Act (CAA) citizen-suit provision does not authorize lawsuits against a state agency for failure to enforce a CAA state implementation plan (SIP

Aircraft painter pleads guilty to hazardous waste violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2013

The owner of a Colorado company that paints aircraft has pleaded guilty to improper treatment of a hazardous waste. United States v. Teltow, No

St. Louis auto repairman sentenced for falsifying emissions tests

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2012

According to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Michael Terry, a former employee of Sure Start Battery & Tire Co. in St. Louis, was sentenced October 11, 2012, to 13 months in prison after pleading guilty in May to one count of mail fraud in connection with conducting false safety and auto-emissions tests

Florida shipping company sentenced for oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes

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

A federal court has reportedly sentenced a Miami, Florida-based shipping company to five years of probation and a $1-million fine after the company pleaded guilty to oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes

Federal court dismisses claim seeking to force control of invasive fish

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2012

A federal court in Illinois has dismissed a complaint filed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) seeking to compel the agency to implement barriers to prevent the Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes

EPA violated ESA in approving rodenticide Rozol

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2011

A federal court in the District of Columbia has ruled that EPA violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by registering the rodenticide Rozol without first consulting the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS