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Private party may sue for restitution of cleanup costs under §7002(a)(1)(B)

Advice for Owners of Contaminated Land After Meghrig v. KFC Western, Inc.

In the past few years, owners of contaminated land, seeking to supplement possible causes of action under the Comprehensive Environmental, Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)1 and under state...

Restitution Under RCRA &7002(a)(1)(B): The Courts Finally Grant What Congress Authorized

Earlier this year in KFC Western, Inc. v. Meghrig,1 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that private parties may obtain restitution of the costs of cleaning up contaminated property...

Implied Private Causes of Action and the Recoverability of Damages Under the RCRA Citizen Suit Provision

Editors' Summary: Property owners often respond to solid and hazardous waste contamination of their properties by cleaning up the contamination and then seeking reimbursement of cleanup costs from responsible parties under federal...