Asarco Brings CERCLA Suit Against Rockefeller Estate

Law360, New York (April 19, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT) -- Asarco LLC hit the estate of John D. Rockefeller Sr. and other entities with a lawsuit in Washington state Monday seeking environmental response costs at a polluted smelter site over which the plaintiff recently paid a $38 million settlement.

Asarco claims in its contribution and cost recovery complaint filed in the Western District of Washington that the estate and four other entities are liable as owners or operators under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act for contamination at the Everett Smelter site in Everett,...
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