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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co. v. Brown & Bryant, Inc.

ELR Citation: ELR 20463
Nos. 96-15529, 132 F.3d 1295/(9th Cir., 12/30/1997, 10/14/1998)

The court holds that a company that purchased many of the assets of an agricultural chemical company is not liable as a successor-in-interest for contribution under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The court first holds that state law dictates the parameters of successor liability under CERCLA....

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