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Notable Cases

Environmental Cases

Friends of the Earth v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc. (TOC)
Landmark Supreme Court decision on standing in a Clean Water Act citizen suit.
Included as one of the top environmental cases in “Environmental Law Stories” [learn more]

Interfaith Community Organization v. Honeywell International, Inc.
Excavation and remediation of 1.5 million tons of hexavalent chromium contamination ordered by Court in this imminent and substantial endangerment case under the RCRA citizen suit provision [learn more]

NJPIRG v. Powell Duffryn Terminals, Inc.
Statutory maximum civil penalty imposed; largest Clean Water Act civil penalty imposed as of that time [learn more]

Sierra Club v. Fri
Supreme Court decision on significant deterioration and improvement of air quality under the Clean Air Act.
Case brought about regulation for prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) of air quality in clean air areas [learn more]

West Virginia Division of Izaak Walton League v. Butz

Injunction stopped the "clear-cutting" practices of the Forest Service in the Monongahela National Forest.
Decision caused enactment of the National Forest Management Act of 1976 [learn more]


Civil Rights and Employment Cases

Salazar v. The District of Columbia
Broad-based challenge to the District of Columbia’s operation of the Medicaid program has resulted in many reforms. [learn more]

Palmer v. Clinton (Secretary of State)
Class action on behalf of female applicants and officers in the Foreign Service resulted in huge increase in female FSO’s and their promotions to the highest levels of the State Department [learn more]


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