In Precedent, 4th Circuit Lowers Bar For Identifying CERCLA ‘Arrangers’

June 26, 2024
In a precedential decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has held that the Superfund law does not require “arrangers” to have knowledge that disposed-of waste is hazardous, reversing a lower court decision and lowering the bar for when parties may face liability under the law. In a June 25 opinion and order in the suit 68th Street Site Work Group v. Alban Tractor Co., Incorporated, et al ., Judge James Wynn, writing...

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