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$3 million fracking nuisance
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • April 25 2014

On April 22, in what is being called the "first fracking trial," five of six jurors in Dallas County agreed with Plaintiffs, Lisa and Robert "Bob"


US Supreme Court will weigh in on the EPA’s use of cost-benefit analysis under the Clean Water Act
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • April 23 2008

On April 14, 2008, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to an appeal from the Second Circuit that deals with the role of cost-benefit analysis in establishing standards under section 316 of the Clean Water Act (CWA


9th Circuit requires EPA to set storm water runoff limits for construction activities
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • October 20 2008

The 9th Circuit upheld a decision requiring the EPA to set storm water runoff limits for construction activities by Dec. 1, 2009


Structure of real estate deals key to determining CERCLA liability
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • October 20 2008

In a ruling that has a potentially significant effect on the evaluation of CERCLA liability in real estate transactions, the 7th Circuit found that the title holder of contaminated property might not be an “owner” under CERCLA


Gardere submits amicus brief for the American Chemistry Council
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • October 20 2008

In Behringer, et al. v. Alcoa Inc., the appeals court found that the premises owner owed no duty to household members of an individual who worked on its premises for second hand asbestos exposure


US government lists polar bears as "threatened species"
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • May 23 2008

A federal judge in the Southern District of California ordered the U.S. Interior Department to decide within 16 days whether polar bears should be categorized as a threatened species because of global warming


Rhode Island residents settle with New England Gas Co.
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • May 23 2008

On April 24, 2008, lawyers representing 120 Rhode Island residents announced a settlement of their lawsuit alleging contamination of their homes from hazardous waste beneath the properties


Supreme Court to hear utility industry appeal of EPA regulations
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • May 23 2008

On April 14, 2008, the United States Supreme Court accepted an appeal challenging the EPA’s regulations for retrofitting power plant cooling tower intakes


District court further outlines arranger liability under CERCLA, TSWDA
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 1 2009

In Celanese v. Coastal Water Authority, No. 06-CV-2265 (S.D. Tex. April 13, 2009) the Southern District of Texas issued an opinion that further defines the scope of liability under the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act's cost-recovery scheme


The Corps, not EPA, has authority to issue CWA fill permits
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 1 2009

In this case, environmental groups sued the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to stop the permitted filling of a lake in Alaska with mining waste by arguing that authority to issue CWA Section 404 permits is vested in EPA, not the Corps