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Ninth Circuit reverses district court CWA standing decision

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a timber company and landowner had standing to challenge an EPA decision to retain Redwood Creek as an impaired water body under the Clean Water Act

Beef-processing plant to settle CWA violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

A Washington state beef-processing plant has reportedly agreed to settle alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations for a $750,000 civil penalty and the installation of $3 million in new wastewater treatment equipment

Seventh Circuit finds carrier properly denied coverage for waste ash cleanup due to insufficient property description

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2010

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a property must be precisely described for coverage to attach under an environmental liability insurance policy

Washington Supreme Court upholds hazardous substance tax on motor fuel

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2012

The Washington Supreme Court has rejected a constitutional challenge to state motor vehicle fuel taxes

Fourth Circuit upholds dismissal of claims against Corps

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2013

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) related to channel-dredging operations

Toxic tort: Florida Supreme Court rules fishermen may claim damages for loss of income due to pollution

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2010

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled 5-1 that fishermen are entitled under state law to recover damages for economic loss and income caused by the negligent release of pollutants despite the fact that they do not own any property damaged by the pollution

Federal court provides significant award to whistleblower for reporting ocean dumping

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

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly awarded a former merchant marine officer $462,500 for alerting the U.S. Coast Guard that his cargo ship was intentionally dumping oily waste and garbage into the ocean

Fifth Circuit finds Corps not liable for Katrina damages

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

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not liable for damages caused by canal breaches that occurred in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina

Federal circuit increases damages award against U.S. over spent nuclear waste disposal

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

Affirming a U.S. Court of Federal Claims $142-million award to three utility companies in a breach of contract suit alleging that the U.S. government failed to accept and dispose of spent nuclear waste, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has also awarded an additional $17 million to one company for the costs of operating and maintaining a wet storage pool

Federal court rules state agency waived right to pursue NRD

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2010

A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled that the state waived its right to pursue natural resources damages (NRD) by writing a letter to defendant stating that the state environmental agency did not intend to pursue NRD for the site