Supreme Court Case May Clarify Trigger For CERCLA Contribution Rights

January 15, 2021
The Supreme Court’s decision to review a key Superfund case could provide potentially responsible parties (PRPs) with much-needed clarity on whether non-Superfund settlements are enough to trigger contribution rights and start the clock on the statute of limitations to file claims to recoup cleanup costs, private-practice attorneys say. The high court Jan. 8 accepted review of Guam v. United States , where it may decide two questions: whether a non-Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA) settlement can trigger...

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