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State Supreme Court applies lessons of Dukes to toxic tort class action

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2011

Louisiana's Supreme Court last week reversed the certification of a class action brought by property owners over the alleged release of contaminants from a wood-treating site

Supreme Court hears oral argument in Second Circuit "global warming" case

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2011

We have posted before about the climate change or so-called global warming litigation

New theory emerges in climate change litigation

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2011

Just as many eyes are focused on the climate changeglobal warming cases pending in the appellate courts, a group of activist environmentalists have enrolled new plaintiffs to bring an old legal theory into the climate change litigation mix

Jury rejects medical monitoring claim in coal dust litigation

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2011

A West Virginia jury last week ruled in favor of defendant Massey Energy Co. in a class action accusing the company of exposing plaintiffs from an elementary school to toxic coal dust

Plutonium class action in Supreme Court

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court last week invited the Solicitor General to weigh in on the issues in a significant class action, in which the plaintiffs allege plutonium contamination

Supreme Court decides global warming case

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2011

In the third of our trilogy this week, let's take a look at the Supreme Court's decision in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, No. 10-174 (U.S. 62011

Court of Appeals vacates premature class certification

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2011

The 11th Circuit earlier this month vacated the district court's premature certification of a class of property owners allegedly harmed by releases from a nearby industrial facility

Court of Appeals vacates class certification in toxic tort case

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2011

The Fifth Circuit has vacated the decision of the trial court in granting class status to a group of plaintiffs alleging that a refinery exposed them to toxic dust

Supreme Court agrees to hear greenhouse gas case

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court announced earlier this month that it will indeed hear the challenge to a court of appeals decision allowing several states to pursue a public nuisance suit against various utilities for their greenhouse gas emissions

Medical monitoring claim rejected in rail spill

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2011

The Sixth Circuit recently rejected the medical monitoring claims of a putative class of residents of a small Ohio town who alleged exposure to chemicals released after a CSX Transportation Inc. train accidentally derailed