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83 FR 9215

ELR Federal Agency Update

Elazar v. Macrietta Cleaners, Inc.

ELR Case

A New Jersey appellate court affirmed a lower court decision that dismissed as untimely shop owners' lawsuit against a town for injuries they allegedly suffered due to chemical vapors emanating from leaking USTs. Although the USTs...

Vine Street v. Borg Warner Corp.

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit held that a corporation should not be held liable as an arranger under CERCLA for costs associated with cleaning up a plume of perchloroethylene (PERC) that discharged from a dry cleaning business that operated in the...

Arrowood Indemnity Co. v. Bel Air Mart

ELR Case

A district court held that an insurance company has a duty to defend a commercial property owner in an underlying action concerning contamination from property it leased to a dry cleaning business. The owner discovered the contamination...

Hinds Investments, LP v. Angioloi

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a shopping center owner's citizen suit action under RCRA against manufacturers of dry cleaning equipment. The owner argued that the manufacturers contributed to the release of hazardous waste...

Team Enterprises, LLC v. Western Investment Real Estate Trust

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a dry cleaner's CERCLA and tort law claims against the manufacturer of dry cleaning equipment. The dry cleaner failed to present evidence giving rise to a genuine dispute as to any material...

Enns Pontiac, Buick, & GMC Truck v. Flores,

ELR Case

A district court denied a property owner's motion to add RCRA claims to its CERCLA and state law action against a...