Appeals Court Backs California Cleanup Order In Parent-Firm Liability Test

November 22, 2022
A California appellate court is upholding for the second time a cleanup order issued by a regional water board to remediate hazardous waste associated with an abandoned mine, ruling that the board properly applied a key legal test for determining whether a parent company is directly liable for pollution caused by a facility owned by a subsidiary. In a Nov. 15 ruling in Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO) v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region , a three-judge...

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