Weekly Cases Update Volume 45, Issue 1

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Volume 44, Issue 33

ELR 20249A-5283-12T3(N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div., )

A New Jersey appellate court held that the state environmental agency exceeded its authority when it seized control of a privately owned landfill under an emergency order intended to abate an alleged imminent threat to the environment arising from continued emissions of hydrogen sulfide.

Keywords:
New Jersey Solid Waste Management Act, Industrial waste landfills, Sanitary landfills
ELR 20248MDL 2179(E.D. La., )

A district court denied an oil company's motion to amend the findings, alter the judgment, or order a new trial in the Deepwater Horizon case in which the court found the company grossly negligent in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Keywords:
Testimony by experts, Liability, §1002, Water, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)
ELR 2024711-1414(D.D.C., )

A district court vacated and remanded the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS') decision denying environmental and animal rights groups' petitions to list the porbeagle shark as endangered or threatened under the ESA.

Keywords:
Findings on petitions to list, §4(b)(3), Sharks

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