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  • Federal Appeals Court Denies Additional Immediate Relief Requested by States in Asian Carp Case

    Posted by on August 26, 2011
    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently issued an opinion in the federal Asian carp case, Michigan v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Case No. 10-3891. The Court affirmed District Court Judge Robert Dow’s judgment that the plaintiffs (several states bordering the Great Lakes and others) were not entitled to a preliminary injunction—i.e., immediate relief...
  • U.S. Supreme Court’s Opinion in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut

    Posted by on June 24, 2011
    In American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed federal common law public nuisance claims brought by the plaintiffs (several States, the City of New York, and three private land trusts) against the defendants (four private power companies and the federal Tennessee Valley Authority.) (more…)...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses Climate Change Nuisance Lawsuits

    Posted by on June 20, 2011
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, in which the Court held that the climate change nuisance lawsuits should be dismissed: "The Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency action the Act authorizes, we hold, displaces the claims the plaintiffs seek to pursue." (more…)...
  • IL Court Rules That BP Can Be Penalized by Village for Abandoned Gasoline Service Station

    Posted by on August 30, 2010
    The Illinois Appellate Court, First District, recently issued an opinion in Village of Northfield v. BP America, Inc., No. 1-10-0142, which concerned an abandoned gasoline service station currently on BP's property at 1900 Willow Road in Northfield, Illinois. The Village of Northfield issued BP a citation alleging that the abandoned gasoline service station constituted a public nuisance in vio...

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