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California Dep't of Toxic Substances Control v. Westside Delivery, LLC

Citation: 48 ELR 20072
No. 16-56558, (9th Cir., 04/27/2018)

The Ninth Circuit held that a property owner who purchased the site at a tax sale is not entitled to CERCLA's third-party defense to liability for cleanup costs. The purchaser had a "contractual relationship" with the prior owner by virtue of the tax sale....

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