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Supreme Court to Hear BP Unit’s Dispute over Montana Superfund Site

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to a hear a bid by a unit of British oil major BP Plc to avoid a lawsuit by private landowners in Montana seeking to force the company to pay for …

Ohio, Landowners, Debate Flood Compensation Status

The state and a group of landowners are sparring over whether Ohio is meeting a deadline to compensate the landowners for losses from flooding near Ohio’s largest inland lake. At issue is how fast the Department of Natural Resources is …

Landowners on Expressway Path Sue North Carolina DOT

Property owners whose land and homes lie in the path of the long-planned Southern Wake Expressway have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, alleging their property rights are being violated. The N.C. Turnpike Authority is expected to begin construction …

No Punitive Damages After Wrongdoer’s Death, Iowa Supreme Court Affirms

Punitive damages may not be recovered from the estate of a “wrongdoer,” the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled. The Court’s decision in a case involving a damage dispute between rural land owners upholds a lower court decision and reaffirms previous …