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9th Circuit Muddies Landscape On When CERCLA 113 Claims Are Viable

August 11, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, in a ruling of first impression, is adding to a circuit split on when potentially responsible parties may seek contribution claims under the Superfund law while also creating its own definition of when a potentially responsible party (PRP) resolves its liability that “falls in the middle” of other court's definitions. The Aug. 10 ruling in Asarco v. Atlantic Richfield agrees with a lower court that a settlement agreement entered into...


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