Class 1 - 8/26
This class is primarily about Federal law
Many of the Federal statutes had savings clauses that
retained common law causes of action
Ex: The clean air saves common law claims in state courts
In many respects state law involving land use is
Class 2 - 8/28
P. 49 Kepone Complaint Example
This is form 1973 - it's the earliest stages of environmental
This is in federal court because of diversity jurisdiction
Procedure is important. Because with Federal statues there
will be a black let
Class 3 - 9/2
Branch v. Western Petroleum, Inc. - 97
D was dumping waste water next to Branch's property.
What do the branch's need to show in order to get strict
Neg. as opposed to SL allows you to bring in more evidence.
If there is a jury, y
Class 4 - 9/4
Transitioning our discussion from CL to Statutes
Today the Deep Water Horizon decision was reached (BP was
67% responsible, TO was 30% and Halliburton was 3%).
This settlement was for statute related claims, not CL
The statute defin