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Court rules purchaser of remediated site not a potentially responsible party

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2013

A federal magistrate in Texas has recommended the dismissal of claims filed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and

California Appeals Court overturns water and sewer project approval

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2013

A California appeals court has ruled that the City of Santa Cruz improperly certified the extension of water and sewer services to support an

Developer cleared to pursue takings claim related to wetland permitting

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2013

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a developer may pursue a claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) took the developer's

Ninth Circuit upholds asbestos conviction and four-year sentence for developer

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 18 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a four-year prison sentence for a developer convicted of removing asbestos illegally. United States v

Ninth Circuit revives challenges to Nevada housing project

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

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a decision dismissing challenges to regulatory approvals for a Nevada housing project and thus reinstated the claims

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

Federal court dismisses Hurricane Katrina global warming lawsuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 30 2012

A federal court in Mississippi has dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit filed by property owners against several insurers and oil companies, alleging that defendants’ activities contributed to global warming that ultimately led to conditions which caused Hurricane Katrina and the resulting damage

Texas Supreme Court rules groundwater rights are property rights

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2012

In a unanimous decision, the Texas Supreme Court has held that “land ownership includes an interest in groundwater in place that cannot be taken for public use without adequate compensation”

Federal court dismisses malpractice lawsuit alleging law firm’s failure to complete environmental due diligence

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

A Louisiana federal court has dismissed a lawsuit against a law firm alleging malpractice, negligence and securities fraud for failing to ensure the completion of an environmental assessment on a proposed 324-acre residential development located on a World War II-era bombing range

Federal court rules environmental group lacks standing to challenge Tahoe development plan

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

A federal court in California has ruled that an environmental group lacks standing to challenge a new development plan for South Lake Tahoe