Case Study: US V. General Electric

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT) -- The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently issued an opinion holding that arranger liability under Section 9607(a)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act can attach to a potentially responsible party (PRP) even if a PRP does not direct a site owner to dispose of hazardous substances.

In U.S. v. General Electric Co., No. 11-1034, __ F.3d __, (Feb. 29, 2012), the First Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision that General Electric Co. (GE) was liable for response costs associated...
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