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Landowners environmental liability for tenants’ misdeeds
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2015

Landowners who know their properties are contaminated may be liable for damages, even if they didn't contribute directly to the pollution, according


President’s Executive Order announces new sustainability goals across federal supply chain
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

Executive Order 13693 (the "Order"), issued by President Obama on March 15, 2015, aims to reduce the federal government's greenhouse gas ("GHG"


Indiana Court of Appeals upholds trial victory for Taft client in environmental contamination suit
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2015

In a case that examines the limits of liability for environmental cleanup costs under Indiana’s Environmental Legal Action Statute (“ELA”), the


Parent corporation’s prior assertions of domination create “alter ego” scenario, opens door for indirect successor liability under CERCLA
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2015

In Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. v. TCI Pacific Comm. Inc., No. 4:11-cv-00252-CVE-PJC (N.D. Ok., Feb. 2, 2015), the U.S. District Court for the Northern


Burlington Northern Limits on “arranger” liability bleed into California statutory law
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2015

In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that fundamentally changed the scope of liability for "arrangers" under the federal Comprehensive


Sixth Circuit rules Clean Water Act’s permit shield can protect general permit holders from liability
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2015

The 6th Circuit recently ruled that facilities holding a Clean Water Act (“CWA”) Section 402 general permit one of two types of National Pollutant


Seventh Circuit applies Indiana choice of law rules to deny insurance coverage for contamination at an Indiana manufacturing facility
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2015

Hoosier land owners sleep well at night knowing that they are insured against liability for environmental contamination because Indiana does not


Multi-million dollar insurance bad faith claim in environmental contamination case affirmed on appeal
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2015

An environmental contamination case resulting in a $3.4 million award for emotional distress and punitive damages due to unfair claims settlement


Environmental due diligence needed for commercial real estate
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2015

Having a properly conducted Phase I Environmental Site Assessment when purchasing or otherwise acquiring commercial real estate can mean the


Public nuisance claims displaced by CERCLA
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2015

In a case of first impression, the Eastern District of Washington recently ruled in Anderson, et al., v. Teck Metals, Ltd. CV-13-420-LRS that CERCLA