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Case: John R. Sand & Gravel Co. v. U.S.
Subject(s): Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), hazardous waste, takings, just compensation, Fifth Amendment, statute of limitations, timeliness
Appealed from: Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Aug. 9, 2006)

Docket No: 06-1164
Decision Rendered: No
Decision: None

Question(s) presented:

Holding of appellate court: The Federal Circuit ruled that John R. Sand's claim accrued no later than 1994. Since the suit fell outside the time limit, the Federal Circuit ruled that it lacked jurisdiction and it dismissed the case without considering the merits of the Fifth Amendment claim.

Date of Oral Arguments Your Prediction Your Prediction by Justice Update
Affirm Reverse Vacate Justice Affirm Reverse Vacate
Nov 06, 2007 Alito
Breyer
Ginsburg
Kennedy
Roberts
Scalia
Souter
Stevens
Thomas