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Current Weekly Cases Update

The cases listed below appear in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update. For cases previously reported, please refer to the Weekly Cases archives.

Volume 47, Issue 12

BRG Harrison Lofts Urban Renewal LLC v. GE

47 ELR 20059
16-6577 (D.N.J., April 3, 2017)

A district court allowed a CERCLA recovery claim to go forward in a case involving mercury cleanup at the Thomas Edison light bulb factory. The plaintiff bought the property from the seller and the parties entered into an indemnification and settlement agreement (ISA). The plaintiffs brought...

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

Nolen Scott Ely v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.

47 ELR 20057
3:09-CV-228 (M.D. Pa. , March 31, 2017)

A district court vacated a jury verdict and award of $4.2 million award in favor of two Pennsylvania families in a case involving well water contamination from a fracking operation. In 2009, 44 families sued an oil company for damages suffered as a result of the company's natural gas drilling...

Quality

105 Mt. Kisco Assoc. LLC v. Carozza

47 ELR 20058
15 Civ. 5346 (S.D.N.Y., March 30, 2017)

A district court held that a property owner could not sue for cost recovery under CERCLA in connection with a New York property where uranium was processed for the first atomic bomb because the claim was untimely. In December 2012, the plaintiffs purchased the property from one of the defendants...

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)