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Corporate officer liability

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Navillus Group

A New Jersey appellate court, in an unpublished opinion, reversed and remanded portions of a lower court summary judgment against a corporation, its principal, and a general partnership for costs related to remediation of the site of a...

People v. Roscoe

A California appellate court held that a lower court properly applied the responsible corporate officer doctrine to hold the corporate officers of an entity that owned an underground storage tank personally liable for violations of the...

Commissioner v. RLG, Inc.

The court holds that the sole officer and shareholder of a company is not personally liable for the company's environmental violations under the "responsible corporate officer" doctrine. Case law requires some evidence of knowledge,...

Bedford Affiliates v. Sills

The court holds that a landowner that is a potentially responsible party (PRP) under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) §107(a) cannot maintain a §107(a) action against another PRP, but can...

United States v. High Point Chem. Corp.

The court holds that the federal government alleged sufficient facts in its pleadings to show that a nonpolluting corporation and an officer could be held liable as operators under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...

Truck Components Inc. v. Beatrice Co.

The court holds that a Wisconsin ironworks company cannot sue its former parent corporation for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) cleanup costs resulting from actions the ironworks company...

United States v. WRW Corp.

The court holds three officers and directors of a dissolved corporation, all of whom have been criminally prosecuted and one of whom is bankrupt, personally liable for a civil penalty assessed against the corporation for violations of...

State v. Rollfink

The court rules that a corporate officer is personally liable for violations of Wisconsin's solid and hazardous waste laws if the officer is responsible for the overall operation of the corporation's facility where the violations...