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Mayor, public works superintendent indicted for falsifying water sample data

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2010

A federal grand jury has reportedly indicted the Stover, Missouri, mayor and public works superintendent for submitting false information about the city's water supply to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR

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

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: federal court vacates NPS finding of no adverse impact

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

A federal judge in Minnesota has vacated a finding by the National Park Service (NPS) that a proposed four-lane bridge over the Lower St. Croix River would not have an adverse effect on the river

CERCLA: federal court rules EPA cost recovery lawsuit barred under compulsory counterclaim rule

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

A federal judge in California has ruled that CERCLA cost recovery claims involving perchlorate and trichloroethylene contamination of the Rialto-Colton Groundwater Basin are subject to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 13(a), which "bars a party who failed to assert a compulsory counterclaim in one action from instituting a second action in which that counterclaim is the basis of the complaint."

Toxic tort: Third Circuit dismisses putative class actions seeking medical monitoring

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of two putative class actions that sought medical monitoring for workers and nearby residents of Pennsylvania factories that used beryllium

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

FIFRA: Eighth Circuit rules statute contains no private cause of action

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2010

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota decision that FIFRA does not provide a private cause of action to those allegedly injured as a result of a manufacturer’s violation of FIFRA’s labeling requirements

NEPA: federal court rules proposed beltway not in violation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled that a proposed beltway in Winston-Salem does not violate NEPA

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

Greenhouse gases: New Mexico Supreme Court rules state board may consider GHG cap

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

The New Mexico Supreme Court has reportedly vacated a lower court's preliminary injunction, issued in April 2010, halting the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board's process for gathering expert testimony and public comments on a petition to establish a cap on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state