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Contribution Claims Under Section 113(f)(1) of CERCLA: Preconditions, Elements of Liability, and Entitlement to Relief

The federal courts are in agreement1 that an action by a potentially responsible party (PRP) against another PRP to recover privately incurred response costs is a claim for contribution in which the plaintiff...

Applying Cost Causation Principles in Superfund Allocation Cases

Editors' Summary: The question of how to fairly apportion cleanup costs at Superfund sites is a highly debated topic in the law of hazardous substances. This Article highlights the deficiencies found in common allocation methods, and...

Allocating Superfund Costs: Cleaning Up the Controversy

Editors' Summary: To promote prompt cost recovery and equitable allocation of liability for remediation costs assessed under CERCLA, Congress granted liable parties the right to sue other potentially responsible parties (PRPs) for...