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Schiavone v. Northeast Utilities Service Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that utilities who sold used transformers to a scrap metal company in the 1970s are not liable under CERCLA or the Connecticut Environmental Protection Act. After Connecticut's environmental department...

Members of the Beede Site Group v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.

ELR Case

A district court held that the current owner of a service station may be held liable under CERCLA for the actions of its predecessor and therefore dismissed the owner's motion for summary judgment. The owner's predecessor...

Nu-West Mining Inc. v. United States

ELR Case

A district court held that the United States is an arranger and operator under CERCLA with regard to the waste disposal sites at four phosphate mines in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The United States conditioned its approval of...

Board of County Commissioners v. Brown Group Retail, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a county's RCRA action against the former owner of contaminated property, but held that the former owner was liable to the county under CERCLA. The county purchased the property, a former rifle lens...

Newmont U.S.A. Ltd. v. American Home Assurance Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that personal injury provisions contained in an insurance policy require the insurer to indemnify a mining company for any monetary liability arising from its contamination of land and water on and adjacent...

Appleton Papers Inc. v. George A. Whiting Paper Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that a paper company is entitled to contribution from a downstream company for costs it incurred cleaning up PCB contamination at four of five operable units along a river. The court previously ruled that the...

Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that an aerospace and technology company is not entitled to insurance coverage by "operation of law" for certain environmental liabilities under CERCLA on policies issued by an insurance company to the prior...

500 Associates, Inc. v. Vermont American Corp.

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a CERCLA §107 claim brought by a group of real estate developers who purchased contaminated property from a manufacturing company in 1986. Prior to purchasing the property, the group hired an...

76 FR 586

ELR Federal Agency Update

76 FR 385

ELR Federal Agency Update