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Successor liability

Mishawaka, City of v. Uniroyal Holding, Inc.

A district court held that the corporate successor to various legal entities at a former industrial site is not liable for various environmental cleanup expenses at the site. The city that filed suit against the successor failed to...

North Shore Gas Co. v. Salomon, Inc.

The court holds that the equitable doctrine of successor liability applies under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). In 1941, a coke company sold its interest in a mineral processing...

Andritz Sprout-Bauer, Inc. v. Beazer E., Inc.

The court denies a landowner's motion for partial summary judgment on claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Pennsylvania Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (PaHSCA) against a...

Oyster Bay, Town of v. Occidental Chem. Corp.

The court holds several corporations liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for response costs associated with a New York landfill. The court first holds that by introducing...

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...

Soo Line R.R. v. B.J. Carney & Co.

The court holds that the owner of a Minnesota site contaminated with hazardous substances has stated a cause of action, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Minnesota...