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State v. California Continental Ins. Co.

A California appellate court held that a trial court erred by limiting the state's insurance coverage for cleanup costs at the Stringfellow hazardous waste site to the policy limits in effect for any one policy period. In California,...

United States v. Shell Oil Co.

The court affirms in part and reverses in part a district court decision that found the U.S. government and oil companies liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for dumping acid...

Aerojet-General Corp. v. Transport Indem. Co.

The court holds that a chemical company's site investigation expenses, incurred during several private and government actions resulting from the company's hazardous waste discharges, may constitute defense costs under its comprehensive...

United States v. Iron Mountain Mines, Inc.

The court holds that defendants in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) action brought by the state of California may bring CERCLA counterclaims against the state under the recoupment doctrine...

El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpio v. Kings, County of

The court rules that the final environmental impact report that resulted in issuance of a conditional use permit for the construction and operation of a hazardous waste incinerator at the Kettleman Hills site in Kings County, California...

Intel Corp. v. Hartford Accident & Indem. Co.

The court holds that a computer circuit manufacturer is entitled to reimbursement under its comprehensive general liability insurance policy of expenses incurred pursuant to a government consent decree requiring it to clean up toxic...