Tag Archives: jurisdiction

Court: Loggers exempt from stormwater permitting rule

The Industrial Stormwater Rule under the Clean Water Act, as permissibly construed by the Environmental Protection Agency, exempts discharges of channeled stormwater runoff from logging roads from the permitting scheme under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, the U.S. Supreme ...

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Class plaintiff can’t avoid removal by stipulating to damages

A class action plaintiff could not avoid removal to federal court by stipulating that his total damages would be less than the $5 million jurisdictional threshold for application of the Class Action Fairness Act, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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Court takes up ‘Chevron’ jurisdictional issue

WASHINGTON – While courts have long given deference to federal agencies’ reasonable interpretations of statutes under Chevron USA v. NRDC, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrestled with the open question of whether Chevron deference extends to an agency’s ...

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