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Minnesota v. Kalman W. Abrams Metals, Inc.

The court holds that a state may only recover from responsible private parties the nonarbitrary portions of response costs it incurred cleaning up lead-contaminated soils under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...

United States v. Kramer

The court approves federal and state consent decrees that the U.S. Department of Justice, the state of New Jersey, and hundreds of settling parties entered into in connection with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...

Centerior Serv. Co. v. Acme Scrap Iron & Metal Corp.

The court holds that potentially responsible parties (PRPs) compelled to initiate a hazardous waste site cleanup are precluded from joint and several cost recovery from other PRPs under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation...

United States v. Brighton, Township of

The court remands a district court decision holding a township jointly and severally liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for the cleanup of property once used as a dump. The...

United States v. Shell Oil Co.

The court holds that the federal government is responsible under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for 100 percent of the response costs incurred in cleaning up hazardous waste that was...

Seneca Meadows, Inc. v. ECI Liquidating, Inc.

The court holds that the owner of a contaminated landfill may only recover response costs from alleged generators of hazardous waste through a contribution action under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability...

Browning-Ferris Indus. of Ill., Inc. v. Ter Maat

The court holds that a defendant-operator company and a defendant-transporter company are liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for costs incurred in cleaning up the MIG/De Wane...

Andritz Sprout-Bauer, Inc. v. Beazer E., Inc.

The court denies a landowner's motion for partial summary judgment on claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Pennsylvania Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (PaHSCA) against a...

United States v. Chapman

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is entitled to recover Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) §107 response costs, including reasonable attorneys fees, from the...

Aragon v. United States

The court holds that the discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) bars landowners' claims that the military's disposal of wastewater at the Walker Air Force Base near Roswell. New Mexico, contaminated their...