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United States v. Charter Int'l Oil Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 21321
Nos. 95-1961 et al., 83 F.3d 510/43 ERC 1175/(1st Cir., 05/09/1996)

The court holds that the "matters addressed" in a consent decree between the United States and a settling potentially responsible party (PRP) do not include the cleanup work that prior-settling PRPs are performing under their consent decree, thus leaving the PRP open to suits for contribution under §113(f) of the Comprehensive Environmental Resp...

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