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United States v. Iron Mountain Mines, Inc.

The court holds that the corporate successor of a chemical company that acquired the assets of a mining company is liable for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) response costs attributable to...

Leo v. Kerr-McGee Chem. Corp.

The court holds that under New Jersey law, a successor corporation is not liable for toxic torts arising from contamination created by the predecessor's operations at a facility that the successor did not acquire. Two sisters brought an...

Chaveriat v. Williams Pipe Line Co.

The Seventh Circuit upholds a district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant prior owner of a petroleum carrying pipeline on plaintiffs landowners' claim for nuisance damages from a 1944 leak of unleaded gasoline. In 1986,...

Kleen Laundry & Dry Cleaning Servs., Inc. v. Total Waste Management Corp.

The court holds that the buyer of assets of three business entities that had leased underground oil storage tanks from a property owner may be held liable for the property owner's hazardous waste cleanup costs as a successor to one of...