Living Lands, LLC v. Harold Ward

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Appellate - 4th Circuit

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2893 Environmental Matters

  1. April 15, 2024

    4th Circ. Upholds W.Va.'s Win In Coal Mine Cleanup Suit

    The Fourth Circuit on Monday affirmed a West Virginia federal court's order ending developers' allegations that the state's environmental regulators' reclamation efforts at an old coal mining site constituted illegal dumping, finding the lower court correctly concluded the efforts are exempt from regulations prohibiting open dumps.

  2. March 18, 2024

    4th Circ. Preview: Airport Mishap, Inmate Pay Launch March

    The Fourth Circuit's spring session will task the court with refereeing a power struggle between Virginia regulators and the authority that runs Washington, D.C.'s airports — stemming from a workplace amputation — and delving into the "honest belief" doctrine's role in a Family Medical Leave Act case.

  3. October 11, 2023

    W.Va. Urges 4th Circ. To Uphold Mine Cleanup Suit Win

    West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection is asking the Fourth Circuit to affirm a lower win over real estate investors and developers who it says knowingly bought an abandoned coal mine site subject to ongoing reclamation work and are trying to profit from claims that the department is violating laws against "open dumping."