Supreme Court Sides With Guam In Dispute Over Superfund Settlements

May 24, 2021
The Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion has ruled 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, siding with the territory of Guam in its bid to force the United States to cover some of its massive costs at a landfill. In a May 24 opinion authored by Justice Clarence Thomas for himself and the eight other justices, the court rejected a 2020 decision by...

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