Boston Transit Body Can't Recoup Railroad Site Costs

Law360, New York (November 24, 2009, 6:36 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to Greater Boston's transit authority, ruling that its claims to recover funds it spent cleaning up contamination at a site it purchased in 1976 from formerly bankrupt railroad operator Boston & Maine Corp. are barred as a matter of law.

In a ruling Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit disagreed with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority that it would be inequitable for it to bear the full cost of the cleanup because B&M caused...
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