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Free Download: Keller & Heckman Pesticides Alert: Reckitt Benckiser Wins Battle With EPA
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On January 28, 2011, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Congress did not intend to give the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide... Read More

Judge Further Limits TVA Coal Ash Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) A federal court further limited lawsuits seeking damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority for its huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash, but the judge ruled that claims related to property damages and reduced property values... Read More

Feds Sue BP, Other Companies For Gulf Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The Justice Department sued BP and several other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill Wednesday, an opening salvo in the government's effort to get billions of dollars for untold economic and environmental damage . The government... Read More

Toxic Nevada Mine Lawsuit Seeks $5 Million From BP, ARCO
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RENO, Nev. - (AP) Neighbors of a toxic mine in northern Nevada have filed a class-action lawsuit against BP America and Atlantic Richfield Co. accusing them of intentionally and negligently concealing the extent of the contamination leaking off the abandoned... Read More

Golden Globes Group Sues Dick Clark Productions
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the annual Golden Globe Awards, is suing Dick Clark Productions, claiming it signed an agreement with NBC to broadcast the awards show without the association's consent. The... Read More

EPA: Abandoned California Mercury Mine A Toxic Hazard
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) An abandoned mercury mine that for decades has sent polluted, orange waste into a creek that eventually feeds into San Francisco Bay is a threat to human health and should be added to a list of the nation's worst polluted places... Read More

Old GM Settles $51 Million In Pollution Claims
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DETROIT - (AP) The U.S. Attorney's Office and the Environmental Protection Agency have reached a $51 million deal to settle a group of environmental claims against the old General Motors Corp. The deal, which covers 34 sites in 11 states, is the eighth... Read More

Texas, EPA Fight Over Regulations Grows Fierce
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) A longstanding tit-for-tat between Texas and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over how to regulate pollution has grown fierce in recent months, leaving industry frustrated and allowing some plants and refineries to spew more toxic... Read More

Judge Orders EPA Not to Destroy Records UP Wants
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) A federal judge ordered the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to stop destroying records Union Pacific requested about lead contamination in Omaha, and an expert was appointed to make sure the agency complies. The judge's... Read More

Mining Company To Pay $263 Million To Settle Superfund Lawsuit
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPOKANE, Wash. - (AP) The largest mining company in Idaho's Silver Valley will pay $263.4 million plus interest to settle one of the nation's largest Superfund lawsuits one of the top 10 such settlements in history, the U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More

Law Center Prepares Lawsuit Over Mich. Oil Spill
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MARSHALL, Mich. - (AP) A public interest law firm prepared Monday to sue the owners of a pipeline that ruptured in southern Michigan and dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into a Kalamazoo River tributary, while residents voiced concerns to... Read More

Supreme Court Casts Doubt On States' Global Warming Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal... Read More

Feds Sue Pennsylvania Coal Plant Operators Over Pollution
Posted on 9 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOMER CITY, Pa. - (AP) The federal government on Thursday sued several companies over a coal-burning electricity generating plant, calling it "one of the largest air pollution sources in the nation" and asking the court to keep it from operating... Read More