Nonsettling Enviro Case Parties May Intervene: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 3, 2010, 6:21 PM EDT) -- Nonsettling potentially responsible parties in Superfund liability cases can intervene when settling parties seek immunity from contribution claims, a federal appeals court has ruled in a case centering on millions of dollars in liability for a decades-long Southern California groundwater cleanup.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made the ruling Wednesday, noting they were joining the Eighth and Tenth circuits.

The panel remanded the case to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, where the adequacy...
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