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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...

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...

East Bay Mun. Util. Dist. v. Department of Commerce

The court holds that the U.S. government is not liable as an operator under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for hazardous waste cleanup costs at an abandoned mine site. The court first...

Ekotek Site PRP Comm. v. Self

The court holds that a potentially responsible party (PRP) must pay 1 percent of the past and future response costs incurred during the cleanup of a contaminated site in Salt Lake City, Utah, by a committee of PRPs under the...

Scribner v. Summers

The court affirms a grant of quality-of-life damages to property owners for barium contamination on their property, but remands the case for further proceedings on permanent and stigma damages. The court first holds that the record is...

American Nat'l Bank & Trust Co. v. Harcros Chems., Inc.

The court holds that material questions of fact preclude finding a timber company immune from Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) liability for the past and future cleanup costs of a chemical...