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Hazardous wastes & substances

Asarco, LLC v. Atlantic Richfield Co.

The Supreme Court of Montana upheld a lower court decision dismissing a smelting company's state-law claims against an oil refinery in connection with costs incurred remediating a former lead smelting site in East Helena, Montana. The...

Pacific Hide & Fur Depot v. Great American Insurance Co.

A district court held that an insurance company breached its duty to defend a steel company in an underlying contribution case under Montana's Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (CERCA) stemming from the company'...

Montana Pole & Treating Plant v. I.F. Laucks & Co.

The court affirms a district court decision that Montana's two-year statute of limitations for property damage claims bars claims by a Superfund site owner against manufacturers of chemicals discarded by the owner on the site. The court...