Court Opens Door To New U.S. CERCLA Liability But Allocations May Be Key

July 21, 2017
Correction Appended A federal appellate court has found that the United States may be liable for cleanup costs as an “owner” at a massive Superfund site on public land while upholding a lower court ruling that found the government is not liable as an "arranger" at the site -- opening the door to new federal liability -- though attorneys say much will depend on how any liability is allocated. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled...

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