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Federal court awards punitive damages against asbestos contractor
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2012

A federal court in Ohio has entered a $1.3-million default judgment against an asbestos remediation contractor for improper disposal of asbestos and fraud


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


Federal court rules SMCRA governs burden of proof in mining cases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2011

A federal court in the District of Columbia has ruled that the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) provides that the ultimate burden of persuasion in challenges to civil penalties, permits or notices of violation or cessation orders rests on the person or company challenging the agency action


Federal Circuit disallows intervention in suit over California water releases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2012

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the motions of the Natural Resources Defense Council and a fishermen’s organization to intervene in a lawsuit involving water releases from a California dam


Court denies claim of selective prosecution for hazardous material transportation violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2013

A federal court in California has denied a defendant's motion to compel discovery on his claim that he had been the subject of selective criminal


Federal court denies attorney fee award under RCRA, lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

A federal court in California has denied a motion for attorney's fees under RCRA where defendant was voluntarily dismissed from a case without prejudice


EPA’s approval of proposed state water quality standards set aside
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

A federal judge has set aside EPA's 2008 approval of Washington's water quality standards


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


Federal court rules CERCLA bar to transfer of liability applies to third-party contribution claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2012

A federal court in Oklahoma has ruled that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) bar in section 107(e)(1) to the transfer of CERCLA liability applies to contribution claims brought by third parties, not just to claims brought by the government


Federal court rules EPA has discretionary authority to intervene in state regulatory policy
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

A federal court in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to intervene in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) regulation of stormwater runoff into the Delaware River