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United States v. Vertac Chem. Corp.

The court holds that two chemical manufacturers must pay $102 million in U.S. response costs incurred at the Vertac Plant site in Jacksonville, Arkansas. The court first holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's)...

Worldworks I, Inc. v. Department of the Army

The court dismisses for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) citizen suit seeking to require that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S...

Bedford Affiliates v. Sills

The court holds that a landowner that is a potentially responsible party (PRP) under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) §107(a) cannot maintain a §107(a) action against another PRP, but can...

United States v. Davis

The court holds that a hazardous waste generator that agreed to pay a portion of a hazardous waste site's response costs was not entitled to declaratory judgment allocating Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...

Minnesota v. Kalman W. Abrams Metals, Inc.

The court holds that a state may only recover from responsible private parties the nonarbitrary portions of response costs it incurred cleaning up lead-contaminated soils under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...

United States v. Kramer

The court approves federal and state consent decrees that the U.S. Department of Justice, the state of New Jersey, and hundreds of settling parties entered into in connection with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...

Centerior Serv. Co. v. Acme Scrap Iron & Metal Corp.

The court holds that potentially responsible parties (PRPs) compelled to initiate a hazardous waste site cleanup are precluded from joint and several cost recovery from other PRPs under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation...

United States v. Brighton, Township of

The court remands a district court decision holding a township jointly and severally liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for the cleanup of property once used as a dump. The...

United States v. Shell Oil Co.

The court holds that the federal government is responsible under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for 100 percent of the response costs incurred in cleaning up hazardous waste that was...

Seneca Meadows, Inc. v. ECI Liquidating, Inc.

The court holds that the owner of a contaminated landfill may only recover response costs from alleged generators of hazardous waste through a contribution action under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability...