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Seventh Circuit rules laches no bar to breach of contract for failure to remove contaminants
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a landowner who sold property to The Nature Conservancy but failed to remove contaminants as required by the sales contract cannot bar a breach of contract claim by asserting laches as a defense


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


Federal court allows contractor’s indemnity lawsuit against U.S. to proceed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

The Federal Claims Court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a federal contractor seeking indemnification from the United States for toxic tort and environmental cleanup claims arising out of work the contractor performed for the Atomic Energy Commission


Shipping company to pay $2 million criminal fine for ocean dumping and false statements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

The Greek-based Ilios Shipping Co. S.A. has reportedly agreed to pay a $2-million criminal fine after pleading guilty in a federal court in Louisiana to charges that it violated the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and filed false statements with Coast Guard investigators


Louisiana Supreme Court reverses class certification ruling in rail car leak case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s certification of a class of plaintiffs who alleged they were exposed to ethyl acrylic fumes from a railroad tank car leak


Louisiana court finds settlement of environmental enforcement actions triggers insurance coverage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

The Louisiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a commercial pollution legal liability policy covered at least some costs to be incurred in connection


Emission control inspectors’ false reports yield a year or more of jail time
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2013

A federal court in Texas has sentenced six individuals who allegedly falsified thousands of vehicle emission tests. Two defendants who pleaded guilty


Prop. 65: lawsuit targets fish oil supplements containing PCBs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

Environmental and public health groups have sued eight manufacturers and retailers of fish oil supplements sold in California under the state Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop. 65) alleging that the fish oil supplements contain high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and require warning labels


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