CB&I Avoids CERCLA Claims In Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 3:44 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge dismissed environmental cleanup claims against Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. on Wednesday, ruling that a court order forcing railcar and barge maker Trinity Industries Inc. to pay cleanup expenses doesn't give it legal standing to sue CB&I for cost recovery.

Trinity claims the state of Pennsylvania is holding the company liable for pollution at the site caused by hazardous substances that CB&I disposed of at the property. Because the pollution was caused by CB&I, that company should be obligated to pay all...
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