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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 hazardous substance spill from tractor-trailer covered by CERCLA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

A federal court in Indiana has ruled that a commercial tractor-trailer that leaked a hazardous substance during the delivery of textbooks to a high school met the definition of a “facility” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and thus did not fall under the law’s “consumer product in consumer use” exception


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 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


Honeywell ordered to pay $11.8 million criminal fine for RCRA violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

Honeywell, Inc. has pleaded guilty to one felony count and was ordered by a federal court to pay an $11.8 million penalty for storing, without a permit, hazardous mud generated from processing uranium at an Illinois facility


CERCLA claim dismissed for failure to adequately plead alter-ego or successor liability
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2011

A federal court in Illinois has dismissed a CERCLA contribution claim because the plaintiff could not establish liability under either an alter-ego or successor liability theory


Louisiana Supreme Court reduces damages in chemical exposure case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2010

The Louisiana Supreme Court has slashed damage awards to members of a class exposed to a chemical leak from a plant, ruling that the awards were too high for the plaintiffs' injuries


U.S. Supreme Court reverses Montana High Court in riverbed title decision
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2012

In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a Montana Supreme Court decision ordering a public utility to pay $49 million in back rent to the state after finding that despite “short interruptions, the Missouri, Madison and Clark Fork Rivers were navigable and thus belonged to the state.”


Consent decree sets schedule for EPA regional haze reduction plan
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has approved a consent decree between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and several environmental and conservation groups that requires EPA to take action on state and federal implementation plans addressing regional haze


Ninth Circuit upholds Federal Housing Finance Agency exclusion of PACE properties
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a California district court's determination that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA