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Public Serv. Co. of Colo. v. Gates Rubber Co.

The court holds that a company's cleanup of a polychlorinated biphenyl- and lead-contaminated site in Colorado was not consistent with the national contingency plan (NCP). Thus, the company is not entitled to contribution from other...

Kalamazoo River Study Group v. Rockwell Int'l Corp.

The court affirms a district court grant of summary judgment in favor of a manufacturer alleged to have contributed to a Michigan river's polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) contamination. An association of potentially responsible parties...

Harbor Gateway Commercial Property Owners' Ass'n v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) listing of the Del Amo site in Los Angeles, California, on the national priorities list (NPL) was invalid. The court first holds that the proposal for listing the...

Prisco v. A & D Carting Corp.

The court affirms the dismissal of a landfill owner's Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) claims against private and state defendants. The...

Grand St. Artists v. General Elec. Co.

The court holds that individual condominium owners may not assert the innocent landowner defense in their Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) action against the property's former owners. The...

United States v. Davis

The court allocates the liability for future cleanup costs at a hazardous waste site among potentially responsible parties (PRPs). Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the...

United States v. Green

The court denies all but one affirmative defense raised by a resin manufacturing plant and its principal against the United States in the government's suit for response costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation...

M.R. (Vega Alta), Inc. v. Caribe Gen. Elec. Prods., Inc.

The court holds that it has subject matter jurisdiction over property owners' Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) claim against private companies for response costs relating to the...

Uniroyal Chem. Co. v. Deltech Corp.

The court holds several transportation companies liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for response costs incurred by a chemical manufacturer after a tanker truck carrying...

AT & T Global Info. Solutions Co. v. Union Tank Car Co.

The court holds that a grandparent corporation is derivatively liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for its subsidiary's actions in arranging for the disposal of toxic waste at...