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Friends of the Earth v. Laidlaw Environmental Services
Citation:528 U.S. 167 (2000)
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Plaintiffs sued Defendants, alleging violation of the Clean Water Act. Defendants argued that, by closing a facility, they ceased the allegedly unlawful behavior and thus the case was moot.
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