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Boston & Me. Corp. v. Massachusetts Bay Transp. Auth.

The First Circuit held that a transit authority's state law contribution claims against a railroad operator for contamination that occurred more than 20 years ago are barred by a 1983 consummation order entered in bankruptcy. The June...

United States v. Apex Oil Co.

The Seventh Circuit upheld an injunction, at the behest of EPA under the authority of RCRA, requiring an oil company to clean up a contaminated site in Hartford, Illinois. The lower court determined that millions of gallons of oil,...

Whitehouse v. LaRoche

The court vacates and remands a district court decision holding that a property owner's bankruptcy expunged his obligation to pay the state of Rhode Island civil penalties and remediation costs stemming from water contamination on his...

Jones v. Chemetron Corp.

The court affirms a bankruptcy court decision holding that the toxic tort claims brought by neighborhood plaintiffs against a bankrupt manufacturing facility had accrued prior to the bankruptcy bar and that the plaintiffs failed to...

In re Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pac. R.R.

The court holds that a contribution claim under the 1989 Washington state Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) against a railroad reorganized in bankruptcy is not subject to a 1985 claims bar date. The claim arose out of an environmental...

In re Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pac. R.R.

The court holds that a company's indemnification claims for state and federal liability incurred for the cleanup of pollution on property it purchased from a bankruptcy trustee are barred by the debtor's reorganization plan's bar date...

In re Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pac. R.R.

The court holds that a district court properly ruled that the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT's) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) claim for response costs against the...