Justices Appear Sympathetic To Guam In Superfund Settlements Case

April 26, 2021
Several Supreme Court justices during oral argument in a Superfund law case appeared sympathetic to arguments made by the territory of Guam in its suit against the United States that non-Superfund settlements cannot trigger the law’s contribution rights and its shorter three-year statute of limitations for filing claims to recoup cleanup costs. The April 26 argument is significant because it will determine whether the territory, which is seeking to recoup cleanup costs from the Navy, can use liability provisions of...

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