9th Circ. Sides With EPA In Goodrich CERCLA Spat

Law360, New York (August 17, 2009, 3:59 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of Goodrich Corp.'s suit challenging a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unilateral administrative order over a California site the company allegedly contaminated, citing lack of jurisdiction.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with prior district court rulings in a decision passed down Thursday, asserting that the district court lacks jurisdiction to review pattern and practice claims brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act.

“The district court correctly held that it lacks jurisdiction...
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